International Water Association

The new science, technology and practice driving the SDGs

By Hong Li, Ger Bergkamp and Glen Daigger* The rapid development of the science and technology related to water will have profound impacts on the...

Collaborate or fail: reaching millions to address sanitation capacity gaps

By Kirsten De Vette* Have you ever wondered about what it takes for you to be able flush a toilet? It seems the most normal...

Answering the call to invest in the world’s poor

By Gary White* Many of the world’s leading philanthropic organisations, development banks, government officials, and impact entrepreneurs gathered at the United Nations to address the...

Water’s new development path

By Yang Villa* It still surprises people outside of the water sector when they find out that the human rights to water and sanitation (HRWS)...

AquaRating: transforming the water and sanitation sector

By Corinne Cathala* For all of us who have been working in water for the last 15 years or more, 2015 was year 1, the...

Argentina aims for safe water access for all

By Rogelio Frigerio* When Argentina attracted leading experts in the field from around the globe to converge in Buenos Aires for the IWA Water and...

Collaboration is key to seizing the reuse opportunity of wastewater

By Lisa Andrews* Infrequent or a lack of potable water supply has made wastewater reuse and recovery a method of choice for many across the...

Can heavenly words calm secular tempers in disputes over water?

By James Workman The ancients knew water could be synonymous with conflict. So as scarcity elevated risks of thirst, hunger, and political instability, they began to engineer...

Connecting urban landscapes with their watersheds

By Katharine Cross* Rapid urbanisation is one of the defining global trends of our time, with both positive and negative impacts. Increasing concentrations of population create...

Maximising financing for achieving the SDG ambition on water

By Guangzhe Chen* Since 1990 an additional 2.1 billion people worldwide gained access to improved sanitation and, 91 percent of the global population now use improved...

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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...

NEWS

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...