International Water Association

Time to make the bureaucrats accountable

We need proper incentives and accountability if we expect managers to deliver on the new water development goal By David Zetland* The UN has descended from...

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,...

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...

Water and sanitation companies must be socially responsible

By Marco Antonio Cevallos* The Public Water and Sanitation Company of Quito, EPMAPS Agua de Quito, has been providing water and sanitation services to Ecuador’s capital...

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...

What leaks reveal

By James Workman Government and business are increasingly obsessed with information leaks. The tech company Apple fears leaks about products and labour practices have damaged its...

Making the human rights to water and sanitation a reality

The IWA has developed a manual for practitioners to explain what service providers, municipalities and other sector professionals need to do in order to realise...

Why cities need to utilise their surrounding landscapes

By Kristina Hill* Suppose you woke up to discover a deep disturbance to the space/time continuum. Authorities have given 20 to 30 years before relocating you, and...

Letting go of the need to know: an important water-wise principle

By Stuart Waters, Managing Director, Twyfords I have been interested to read the IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities, designed to help leaders deliver safer...

Rethinking investment in urban resilience

By Corinne Trommsdorff, Lisa Andrews, Aparna Sridhar* Cities today face many competing demands. They must ensure enough food and water to sustain growing populations, plan...

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Fouling and scaling in seawater reverse osmosis desalination

Desalination of seawater with reverse osmosis has grown rapidly. Sergio Salinas looks at tools to address the ongoing challenge of membrane fouling.   Water use has...

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Banks provide update on SDG contributions

The first joint report on the contributions of the 11 multilateral development banks (MDBs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been released, emphasising...