International Water Association

Young scientists awarded for low-cost water purification concept

Two American students have been awarded the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for constructing a system that detects and purifies bacteria laden water within...

EPA launches drinking water plan

The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to increase the reliability of the country’s drinking water, following several incidents including the well-publicised...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

World Bank and UN report warns of growing global water crisis

The World Bank and the United Nations have published a report warning that 40 percent of the world is currently affected by water scarcity....

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IWA leads the way on access to water knowledge

The move to full Open Access for all IWA journals this year represents a huge contribution to the sector, particularly for developing countries. By...

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Study warning on ageing of large dams

An analysis carried out by the United Nations University has highlighted concerns around the ageing of the many thousands of large dams around the...