International Water Association

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...

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...

China’s water diversion project replenishes 30 rivers

China has replenished 30 of rivers via the central route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project. The project, which began in April this year and...

Water-scarce areas of Scotland on highest level of alert

A recent Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) report has upgraded many parts of Scotland to a state of "significant" water scarcity. The document finds that...

UK heatwave leads to water restrictions

Record June temperatures across the UK last month have created unprecedented demand for water, forcing utilities to impose restrictions and bans. Although dam and reservoir...

Levels of water reuse not good enough, says EU

The European Commission has proposed new measures to combat water scarcity and help farmers reuse water. The commission is looking to develop the circular economy...

Plastic waste overwhelming world’s oceans, says UN chief

António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, today marked World Environment Day with a warning about the ecological harm caused by plastic waste. More than...

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...

England to face water shortages by 2050

Climate change, population growth and land use are exerting stress on England’s water supply and could result in shortages by 2050, the country’s Environment...

New York’s sewer systems contaminate natural waters

The State of New York was estimated to get rid of around 6.5 billion gallons of untreated sewer and stormwater in 2017, a new...

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A global repository for SARS-CoV-2 wastewater data

To progress the contribution of wastewater surveillance of the COVID-19 virus SARS-CoV-2, a group of international partners have established a global collaborative repository for...

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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...