International Water Association

Ultrathin graphene-oxide membranes used to filtrate water

New ultrathin membranes have been tailored so that all solvents pass through without compromising their ability to sieve out the smallest of particles. Previously...

Researchers turn nitrates into water and air

Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them...

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...

Beyoncé works with UNICEF to bring safe water to Burundi

Global entertainer, Beyoncé, has teamed up with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm to launch BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, a multi-year partnership to provide safe water to...

Ghana: World Bank provides further credits for water supply

The Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project (SRWSP) has received World Bank financing of US$45.7 million to facilitate the construction of an additional 20,000...

United States & India: WaterHealth awarded Unilever Global Development Award

WaterHealth International, a US-based company with operating headquarters in Hyderabad (India), has been awarded the Unilever Global Development Award, for its endeavours in providing...

Kyrgyz Republic: New results-based pilot to upgrade household sanitation

More than 100,000 people living in 52 villages across the Kyrgyz Republic are expected to benefit from improved access to quality water and sanitation...

Waste flow calculator launched to help planning for urban sanitation

  Jonathan Andrews spoke to Ingeborg Krukkert, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist at IRC about a new faecal waste flow calculator that determines faecal waste volumes along the...

Stella Artois highlights clean water crisis through art installation

In partnership with Water.org, Stella Artois unveiled ‘The water clouds by Stella Artois’, a public art installation that visualised the impact of the “Buy...

New ‘pay-monthly’ scheme could revolutionise sanitary waste collection in Bangladesh

A new study has found that spreading the cost of waste removal over a series of monthly payments could make costs more affordable for...

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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,...