International Water Association

Clinton & Trump on “Current” Affairs

A Presidential prognosis on how each frames rivers and water in the global development agenda By Laura Turley Water and development professionals may wonder What U.S....

Brisbane’s journey to become a water-wise city

Water powers Australia’s New World City, which is home to more than one million people and is one of the fastest growing regions in...

Can the SDGs reverse the decline in water quality?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a new focus for restoring water quality and river ecosystems By Ger Bergkamp, IWA Executive Director Governments around the world have...

Domestic Insecurity: The next US President inherits a nation with troubled waters

Droughts. Deluge. Hurricanes. Mudslides. Ice Storms. Americans are getting to know extreme hydrological events. Republican’s nominated Donald Trump and Democrats chose Hillary Clinton, but...

Why clean energy is a water conservation strategy

A greener grid that slashes emissions may also be 40% less thirsty, boosting local resilience while meeting international climate and SDG commitments By Kate Zerrenner* Recent...

Fixing institutions won’t fix the pipes

It's time for development finance -- from below By Arjun Thapan* Purity of intent has never been at a discount in development finance institutions (DFIs). Most of us who...

New tools vs. old truths

How many times did you hear from your elders: ‘When I was your age, I didn’t have a (fill in the blank) to do my...

Muddied waters: what will a new President do for US infrastructure?

President Obama just prioritised water efficiency, while those seeking his job confront high costs–and higher risks by doing nothing–when facing ageing infrastructure. Laura Turley...

To Honour March 22, Imagine “No Water Day” 364 Days of the Year

The American Southwest, Brazil, Central America, Caribbean island nations, South Africa, and North Korea are just a few of the places enduring droughts. Since 1993,...

Why technology alone won’t help smallholder farmers

All too often, the fusion of investment capital and smart irrigation technology falls short of expectations. The most common mistake is to assume the...

FEATURED STORY

Developing the digital water toolbox

Digital technologies are reshaping the water sector, and the implications and opportunities around this are the focus of this year’s IWA Digital Water Summit....

NEWS

UNU study highlights water and migration links

The United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) has released a report on the links between water and global migration, which...