International Water Association

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...

Can rainwater harvesting transform cities into water-wise cities?

By Mooyoung Han and Lisa Andrews* Rainwater harvesting and management is nothing new. In fact, this technique has been used for thousands of years in...

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...

Water security requires the removal of subsidies

By Stella Thomas* Shrouded in an abaya, my first sight of Saudi Arabia in 2009 revealed desert extravagance. From the sands sprouted a flourishing garden...

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,...

There has never been a better time to be a water professional

By Tom Williams* Never before has water been so high on the global political agenda; never before has water expertise been in such high demand....

Three steps to solving water scarcity and creating climate resilience

By Ger Bergkamp, IWA Executive Director The new round of climate change negotiations that took place at the COP22 in Morocco last week brought a new...

A smart approach to urban wastewater

By Dragan Savic* Smart cities can be surprisingly dumb about applying new technology to old water problems. Maybe citizens assume their centralised invisible utility will make...

Building a roadmap for a smart city

By Jedrzej Bylka* Few people will remember 1936 as a year of transformational change for water management, yet it marked a departure point from the traditional...

Replicating success, Dakar’s urban water governance

By Lisa Andrews* I recently worked on developing the Dakar City Water Story as part of the IWA’s Cities of the Future Programme. Learning about Dakar’s well-established urban...

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Urban anti-fragility: the water sector beyond resilience

As water professionals face climate chaos, infrastructure solutions must go beyond resilience, argues Kala Vairavamoorthy. They must become anti-fragile, with systems growing cleaner and...

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DNA test to support global atlas of freshwater life

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NatureMetrics are to work in partnership to create a global atlas assessing the state of...