International Water Association

Latin America: CAF makes donation to help those affected by rains

Enrique Garcia, executive president of CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, has announced the approval of immediate donations of US$100,000 to the governments of Argentina,...

United Kingdom: Government pledges £40 million for flood defences

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a package of more than £40 million to rebuild and improve flood defences in the aftermath of Storm...

International water community launches #ClimateIsWater Initiative

In a bid to elevate the recognition of water within the discussions during the COP21 meeting last December and upcoming international events on climate...

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...

International: New standard provides guidelines to ensure water supply during a crisis

To help water utilities be prepared and continue to operate when disasters strike, ISO has published ISO 24518. The new standard lists the steps...

United States: US student invents new method of removing electronic waste from water

Perry Alagappan from the United States has received the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for inventing a filter through which toxic heavy metals from...

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico to upgrade sewage infrastructure

Under a settlement with the US Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has...

International: Landscapes for People, Food and Nature to write paper on integrated landscape approaches

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature, a global coalition of agriculture, environment and development organisations, is leading an initiative to write a white paper...

International: UNESCO launches project on emerging water pollutants

UNESCO, together with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has launched the project Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Reuse in Developing Countries, funded by...

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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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...