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: Heineken reduces water use

Global brewer, Heineken, has outlined progress towards achieving its Brewing a Better World 2020 commitments including reducing specific water consumption in its breweries. The figures were released in the...

Oman: LG Chem signs deal with Oman desalination plant

The Sohar desalination plant in Oman has announced it will incorporate LG Chem’s ‘high rejection’ NanoH20 seawater reverse osmosis membranes. The membranes incorporate nanostructured materials and polymer technology which...

Mediterranean: Hotels reduce water consumption

Eight innovative water treatment technologies to help Mediterranean hotels reduce water consumption have proved successful in the project demonstration site in Spain. As part of the demEAUmed project,...

International: Architects to improve water sustainability in building designs

The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, have signed a one-year partnership agreement that...

International: New assessment criteria to boost marine sector investments

The Climate Bonds Initiative has convened a Marine Technical Working Group to develop new assessment criteria for low-carbon investments in the marine sector. The Marine Technical Working Group...

United States: Ultrapure water technology facility opens

Evoqua Water Technologies has officially opened a testing and demonstration facility for the microelectronics industry’s ultrapure water technology needs within the company’s Rockford centre of excellence. The new Ultrapure...

Dow wins Water Alliance prize

The Dow Chemical Company has been awarded the US Water Prize by the US Water Alliance for its work in promoting and enabling more sustainable use...

UN calls for ‘better water and better jobs’

With nearly half of the world’s workers employed in water-related sectors, sustainable access  to safe water can change lives and livelihoods, the United Nations said during...

Poland: Brewery builds energy-neutral wastewater treatment plant

Namyslow Brewery has signed a new contract with water technology company, Veolia, to build a new anaerobic-aerobic wastewater treatment plant. Anaerobic processes were selected to maximise biogas production and...

FEATURED STORY

Developing the digital water toolbox

Digital technologies are reshaping the water sector, and the implications and opportunities around this are the focus of this year’s IWA Digital Water Summit....

NEWS

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...