International Water Association

Sri Lanka to improve access to drinking water

The Sri Lankan National Water Supply and Drainage Board has awarded a €156 million contract to Veolia, through its subsidiaries OTV and SADE, that...

Fake data on water investigated in China

The Chinese government has sent investigators to Hunan province in the southeast of China to probe into faked data at a water monitoring station. Chinese...

Flooding threatening 4.2 million people on Caribbean and Pacific islands

A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and...

United States: White House recognises university researchers for efforts in water safety

At its Water Summit on World Water Day, the White House recognised the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for its emphasis on water...

ADB lends US$145 million to Uzbekistan to upgrade water infrastructure

A loan of US$145 million to improve water supply and sanitation services in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic in northwestern Uzbekistan, has...

Work starts on £11million flood scheme in northeast England

The Environment Agency has joined forces with local businesses to reduce the risk of flooding to the community and give wildlife a boost in...

US make US$1 billion available for water infrastructure projects

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of approximately US$1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new...

Netherlands: Plastic boat highlights dangers of pollution

Interface, the world’s biggest carpet tile manufacturer, has joined forces with Plastic Whale, a company dedicated to achieving plastic-free waters, to design and create a unique boat made...

Stressed transboundary basins face greater intensity under all scenarios

A study in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth’s Future looks at future transboundary water stress and its drivers under climate change. It concludes...

New research confirms flooding is on the rise

New research from the Oxford Economics research, commissioned by the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), has outlined the escalating global economic cost of severe flooding...

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Redefining water infrastructure to build back better

COVID-19 recovery presents the water sector with an opportunity. Kala Vairavamoorthy looks at the how, who and where of ‘building back better’, and the...

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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...