International Water Association

Brazil: New water loan eliminates foreign exchange fluctuations

The water company, Aegea, has received the first disbursement of its loan approved under the Brazilian Reais Local Currency Initiative that aims to eliminate foreign exchange risk exposure...

International: Seven hundred of world’s largest companies to carry outwater assessment

South Pole Group, a sustainability solutions provider, is partnering with CDP, that operates a global natural capital disclosure system, to carry out the world’s...

Industry needs more guidance to achieve SDG6, says new report

Greater collaboration between companies and the WASH community is needed to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6–water and sanitation for all–, says a new...

New gully technology cuts costs by 30 percent

IoT-enabled predictive software has been successfully trialled on highway and city gullies, or drains, across the UK to better manage gully cleansing. The product, SmartWater,...

Consultation opens on water climate bond standard

The Climate Bonds Initiative and consortium partners, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), Ceres, World Resources Institute and CDP, have released for public comment...

Court action taken against two companies over ‘flushable’ wipes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has begun court proceedings against Kimberly-Clark and Pental alleging that they each made false or misleading representations...

International: Greenpeace sounds warning over increase in coal power plants

The world’s freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and competition, according to...

Swedish water project wins Nordic fashion industry sustainability award

A successful collaboration for efficiency in water consumption, energy and chemical use in the textile industry has won the 2015 Habit Fashion Award for...

International: Global business council platform to boost investment in nature

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched an online platform, Natural Infrastructure for Business, to increase awareness of the business opportunities...

P&G hits milestone in clean drinking water

Procter & Gamble (P&G) have announced it has delivered its 10 billionth litre of clean drinking water through its non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program. Beginning...

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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...