International Water Association

From Grey to Blue: How Architecture Plays a Role in a Water-Wise World

A typical design sequence may be described as “architects make space, engineers add water.” Architectural designers handed over the task of configuring the water...

The case against rainwater harvesting

Equipped with digital media, driven by awareness of climate change, we grow savvy about sustainable solutions. But solving a natural resource issue like water...

Demystifying Blockchain for Water Professionals: Part 1

As professionals who work in the multidisciplinary water sector, we need to be aware of what new technologies are available, and how they can...

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...

How will Argentina achieve universal access to water and sanitation?

Argentina sets ambitious targets of providing universal access to water and 75 percent access to sewerage services for its citizens. How can the country...

Why efficiency programmes are the best strategy for water security

By Mary Ann Dickinson The world is watching with sympathetic alarm as Cape Town’s water crisis deepens. As of 1 February 2018, fewer than 100 days...

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...

Community management of drinking water and sanitation in rural Chile

By Guillermo Saavedra* In Chile, approximately 1,700 community organisations supply water to 13 percent of the Chilean population in rural areas. They are non-profit organisations...

Facebook has reached 2 billion new users; can the water sector do the same?

By Tom Williams* Back in 2004, the founders of Facebook launched their service to a select group of university students. Fourteen years later and the...

Unpacking “public participation”

By Miharu Hirano* A few years ago I saw the CEO of an Australian water utility talk about managing water supply in a period of...

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COVID-19: an opportunity to recover better

The water sector has found itself caught up in the current pandemic in many ways. Our responses can help shape a more resilient future...

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WHO and surveillance of COVID-19 virus in wastewater and sludge

By Kate Medlicott, Team Leader for Sanitation and Wastewater, Water, Sanitation Hygiene and Health Unit, WHO Geneva The promising progress with surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2...