International Water Association

International: UN calls for new global water body

The UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation has urged the creation of a powerful new global arena inside the UN, dedicated to...

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...

Water distribution points expanded in Haiti

Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the government, supported by the...

UN recognises proper sanitation as a human right

With more than 2.5 billion people worldwide, one third of the total population, living without access to proper toilets, the United Nations General Assembly...

International: Sanitation improves across 13 countries

Close to 11 million people no longer practise open defecation across 13 countries, according to a new report from the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). The results are...

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...

International: Second Annual World Portable Sanitation Day held

Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) held the second annual World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) in August. The inaugural day in 2014 kicked off a...

Uganda: Sanitation programme rolled out in Lake Victoria

The second phase of the Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation Programme has been commissioned in Ntungamo, Uganda. Financed by a US$102 million grant from the African Development...

International: UNICEF links safe drinking water with climate change

UNICEF has said the push to bring safe water to millions around the world is going to be even more challenging due to climate change, which threatens...

Sri Lanka: Veolia to improve access to drinking water

The Sri Lankan National Water Supply and Drainage Board has awarded a €156 million contract to Veolia, through its subsidiaries OTV and SADE, that...

FEATURED STORY

Toronto Water – serving the host city of the World Water...

Toronto Water has transformed the city’s water management. Ahead of IWA’s World Water Congress & Exhibition in the capital of the Canadian province of...

NEWS

UNU report warns on tipping points if environmental risks not addressed

A new report released by the United Nations University (UNU) has found that drastic changes to fundamental socioecological systems are likely if environmental risks...