International Water Association

iDE launch new Basin Report Card model

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Integration and Application Network of the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science (UMCESIAN) have officially launched their...

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...

International: Paris Pact on Water and Climate Change Adaptation announced

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference last December (COP21), a coalition of nations, river basin organisations, businesses and civil society announced the...

British Water publishes code of practice for SuDS technology

In a first for the UK water industry, British Water has published a code of practice for assessing surface water treatment technologies. The Environment...

ADB to help Chinese companies reduce water pollution

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan of US$250 million to support China’s drive to treat harmful industrial wastewater and sludge generated by small...

Vietnam: Hau Giang plans clean water funds

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Hau Giang plans to allocate more than US$1.56 million to bring clean water to local rural residents...

United States: Water Environment Federation releases stormwater report

The Water Environment Federation has released a new report that details the challenges, opportunities, and pathways to improving stormwater systems. The release of Rainfall...

New alliance to develop 100 percent bio-based bottles

Danone and ​Nestlé ​Waters, the ​world’s ​two largest ​bottled water ​companies, have ​joined forces ​with Origin ​Materials, a ​startup based ​in California, to ​form...

Ireland: Irish Water to upgrade wastewater infrastructure

Veolia Ireland has secured a new contract from Irish Water for wastewater infrastructure. This contract comprises a €2.16 million upgrade of the wastewater infrastructure at County Cavan and...

New study warns of rising water use for fracking

Volumes of water used for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have risen more than seven-fold in the last five to six years, a new study shows. The...

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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...