International Water Association

Water reuse regulation for Europe

The European Parliament has adopted the new Water Reuse Regulation as a means of combating increased water scarcity in EU countries. The adoption allowed publication...

WWF costs the impact of global environmental crisis

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has released a report that shows, for the first time, which countries will be worst affected over...

Conflict tool launched to warn over water risk

The Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership launched a tool in December that is said to predict the risk of violent conflicts up to...

EEA highlights circular economy upscaling opportunity

A new European Environment Agency report, Circular economy in Europe: insights on progress and prospects, has found that circular economy initiatives in Europe would...

UN initiative targets nitrogen waste

UN member states meeting in Sri Lanka have endorsed a proposed roadmap for action on nitrogen challenges, set out in the ‘Colombo Declaration on...

WHO microplastic update calls for health impact research

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report on the potential human health risks associated with exposure to microplastics in the environment, which...

IPCC adds land detail to climate change assessment

The IPCC’s latest report on climate change warns that keeping global warming to well below 2ºC can only be achieved by reducing emissions from...

‘Twice as fast’ global warming in Canada

The new Canadian federal government climate report warns the country is warming, on average, twice as fast as the rest of the world, with...

Pathogen concern over plastic pellets

Research by the University of Stirling, in Scotland, has found that the hard surface of waterborne plastic pellets known as ‘nurdles’ makes an ideal...

Research reveals gross underestimation of desalination brine production

Research led by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health has revealed “gross underestimations” of the amount of brine produced as a...

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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....

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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...