International Water Association

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...
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UNU study highlights water and migration links

The United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) has released a report on the links between water and global migration, which...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Development Bank establishes new fund for African urban sanitation

The African Development Bank has established the first African Urban Sanitation Investment Fund (AUSIF) to leverage public and private sector investment to support innovation...

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...

Berlin’s river deemed “excellent” for swimming

A record number of participants have swum in the Spree River, Berlin at the Fourth Flussbad Cup as the city celebrated the yearly open...

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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...

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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...