International Water Association

Study warning on ageing of large dams

An analysis carried out by the United Nations University has highlighted concerns around the ageing of the many thousands of large dams around the...

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...

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...

Irish government announces Cork flood protection plan

The Irish government has announced a major investment in flood relief works for Cork City, in the south of Ireland, bringing protection to 2,100...
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Monitoring network for the Himalaya region

An article in the journal Nature has set out details of a network of monitoring stations for the ‘third pole’ – the Himalaya-Hindu Kush...

£50 million flood alleviation project opens in Leeds

A £50 million flood defence scheme has opened in Leeds, in the north of England, which uses moveable weir technology, a first for flood...

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...

SIWI urges leaders to put water at the centre of any climate agreement

World Water Week 2015 closed with the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) urging climate negotiators to ensure that water is thoroughly integrated into any...
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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...

Countries at COP22 call for more attention to water

The Action Day for Water, organised for the first time in the history of UN Climate Change Conferences, has led to calls for more...

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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...