International Water Association

United States: New research launched to reduce water consumption in electricity sector

The Electric Power Research Institute plans to invest approximately US$200 million in research and development over the next decade to minimise the environmental impacts of water withdrawal and...

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...

International: Companies recognised for turning waterwaste into scalable applications

The International Water Association’s Resource Recovery Best Practice Award 2015 has been awarded jointly to Waternet, Restoffenunie and industrial companies Ardagh Glass and Desso,...

International: Water ranked as key risk in WEF report

Water crises have been ranked third in terms of their impact in 2016 as a global risk over the next ten years, according to...

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...

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...

United Kingdom: Dairy industry cuts water use

Dairy processors have achieved a 15 percent reduction in relative water consumption since 2008, Dairy UK has revealed in its 2015 Dairy Roadmap. In...

United States: Obama signs plastic microbead ban

In December, US President Barack Obama signed a new law that will ban plastic microbeads from many cosmetic products and over-the-counter drugs, and aims...

United States: Wastewater sludge technology startup wins Cleantech award

The Cleantech Open, the world’s largest accelerator of early-stage clean-technology companies, has named Viroment as the winner of the water category. Based in Minneapolis,...

Danone and Veolia form alliance to improve water use

Multinational food products corporation, Danone, and global utilities company, Veolia, have announced a new partnership focusing on the water cycle, waste management, sustainable agriculture...

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...