International Water Association

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...

Two global water foundations to merge

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF) boards of directors have unanimously agreed to take the steps necessary to...

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...

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...

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...