International Water Association

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...

International: New initiative to support business action on SDG6

On World Water Day, 11 leading organisations introduced a new initiative called WASH4Work, aimed at mobilising greater business action to address water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) challenges in...

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,...

Pakistan: Coca-Cola helps Pakistan fight polio

At the Rotary International Convention 2016 held in Seoul, Coca-Cola Pakistan announced funding of 10 million Pakistani rupees (US$96,000) to provide a further seven solar filtration plants. Under...

India: New app to test water sources

A new low-cost water testing kit that works with a mobile phone could one day map safe drinking water sources for communities. The app,...

Billions still lack safe drinking water, says new report

Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5...

United States: EPA to fund research into microbes in water reuse systems

The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded US$329,650 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to research human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation...

International: WHO launches new Strategy Plan to 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled a global plan to better integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services with four other public health...

Environmental biologist wins Singapore water prize

An American Professor, Rita Colwell, has been named as the recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for 2018. Colwell has been recognised for...

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...

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A Latin lesson on urban water resilience by design

The high levels of urbanisation seen in Latin America illustrate the growing need for ‘resilience by design’ to address the impacts of climate change....

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Report charts climate financing progress by banks

A new joint report on climate financing by multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2019 reveals significant efforts in both adaptation and mitigation for water,...