International Water Association

Research warning on global cycling of PFAS in water

Researchers from Stockholm University have published a new assessment in the journal Environmental Science & Technology on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), man-made hazardous...

World Bank reaffirms water reform approach

The World Bank has released a report entitled ‘Water Supply and Sanitation Policies, Institutions, and Regulation: Adapting to a Changing World’ in response to...

EPA announces PFAS water pollution measures

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made four official announcements relating to the impacts on drinking water of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)....

World Bank report on wastewater testing for SARS-CoV-2

The World Bank has released a report, Strengthening Public Health Surveillance Through Wastewater Testing: An Essential Investment for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Health Threats....

Climate concerns for bathing water quality

The latest progress report on Europe’s bathing waters from the European Environment Agency highlighted issues of future concern alongside general progress on bathing water...
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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...
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UNU study highlights water and migration links

The United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) has released a report on the links between water and global migration, which...

GLAAS report reveals national policy hygiene gaps

The WHO/UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (UN-GLAAS) initiative has issued a report on hygiene with findings on national policies, plans,...

Studies show a need for WASH practice review

The World Health Organization has released a position paper on the implications of recent WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and nutrition studies for WASH...

Study reveals antibiotic levels in rivers globally

A major new study of pharmaceuticals in rivers around the world has revealed widespread presence of antibiotics at levels considered unsafe in terms of...

FEATURED STORY

Global Water Award 2022: Pushing for progress on water and sanitation...

Nisha Mandani’s organisation provides water and sanitation to neglected communities. The winner of the IWA 2022 Global Water Award talks to Erika Yarrow-Soden.   Nisha Mandani, founder...

NEWS

CDP highlights stranded asset risk from water insecurity

Not-for-profit organisation CDP has released a new report in association with Planet Tracker which highlights how water insecurity is already having an adverse effect...