International Water Association

India: Prime Minister urges farmers to conserve water

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on farmers to conserve water to increase agricultural productivity in the country by cleaning ponds in their vicinity to improve the...

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...

Water bonds standard to be used first by San Francisco

The Water Climate Bonds Standard, developed by the Climate Bonds Initiative to promote sustainable water investment, has been officially recognised by the US government at 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...

Qatar: University pioneers desalination technology

A research project conducted by students at Qatar University College of Engineering, in collaboration with a team from ConocoPhillips Global Water Sustainability Center, has pioneered desalination technology with a...

Singapore: New CCTV technology reduces water pollution from worksite

A new technology introduced in Singapore could reduce the amount of silt and sediment that makes its way from construction sites into the country’s water systems, while...

San Francisco issues world’s first climate certified water bond

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has become the first organisation to issue a green bond certified under the Climate Bonds Water Criteria....

Dutch cities sign ‘City Deal’ for climate adaptation

At the conference ‘Water safe and climate resilient building, living and life’ in Zwolle, the Netherlands, five Dutch cities, governmental organisations and regional water...

Canada: British Columbia unveils Water Sustainability Act

After receiving Royal Assent in 2014, following more than four years of public engagement and policy development, the British Columbia Water Sustainability Act will...

United States: Groundwater wells under construction in San Francisco to help during natural disasters

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has announced that construction is underway on groundwater wells aimed at improving the water supply during a drought...

FEATURED STORY

Closing the SDG access gap – the challenge of intermittent supply

With 10 years remaining on the Sustainable Development Goal clock, time is short to tackle intermittent water supply, which undermines efforts to achieve the...

NEWS

Global warning on biodiversity

The fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report, published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), warns that action on biodiversity is...