International Water Association

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...

Key to tackling poverty is water and sanitation, says World Bank

Reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030 will require countries to spend US$150 billion...

City leaders are key to solving sanitation challenge, says WaterAid

New research from WaterAid has identified that strong leadership is the key to success for tackling the ever-growing sanitation challenge caused by uncontrolled urbanisation...

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...

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...

City leaders are key to solving sanitation challenge

New research from WaterAid has identified that strong leadership is the key to success for tackling the ever-growing sanitation challenge caused by uncontrolled urbanisation...

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: World Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrated

On 28 May, World Menstrual Hygiene day was celebrated in over 30 countries. The campaign’s main goal and vision is to create a world in which every...

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...

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Fouling and scaling in seawater reverse osmosis desalination

Desalination of seawater with reverse osmosis has grown rapidly. Sergio Salinas looks at tools to address the ongoing challenge of membrane fouling.   Water use has...

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Banks provide update on SDG contributions

The first joint report on the contributions of the 11 multilateral development banks (MDBs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been released, emphasising...