International Water Association

United States: Big Sky, Montana wins tap water prize

The American Water Works Association has named Big Sky, Montana, as the winner of the ‘best of the best’ tap water taste test. Second...

Namibia: Windhoek expands water re-use plants

To serve increasing water demand and to comply with strict regulations on technology and security, the City of Windhoek will expand and modernise its...

New partnership to link water priorities with cities

C40 Cities and the International Water Association (IWA) are joining efforts to connect water professionals and city officials to better support, promote and enable...

Cities sign up to ‘My water pledge’

The Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is encouraging city mayors to engage in a friendly competition to see which community can best inspire their residents to...

United States: Largest seawater desalination plant in US opens in San Diego

The Claude ‘Bud’ Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant has officially opened and has already produced more than 5.7 billion litres of locally controlled water for...

Cities must lead transition to circular economy, says IWA report

Recovering water, energy, nutrients and other precious materials embedded in wastewater is an opportunity for cities to transition to the circular economy and contribute...

Australia: Brisbane encourages only ‘pee, poo and paper’ down the toilet

Queensland Urban Utilities has encouraged Brisbane residents to learn how to be environmentally friendly with every flush. “Sewer pipes are designed to carry just that–sewage,” said Michelle Cull,...

City of Trenton sets out plan to improve water quality

The state Department of Environmental Protection of the US state of New Jersey has reached an agreement to address its ageing infrastructure with City...

Arup and IWA to accelerate transition towards water-wise cities

The International Water Association (IWA) and engineering and consulting firm, Arup, will work together to assist city leaders change the way water is managed...

Great Lakes mayors warn funding cuts will hit restoration efforts

Outgoing Chair of the Great Lakes and St Lawrence River Cities Initiative, Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, has shared his disappointment about funding cuts...

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China’s sustainable Concept wastewater treatment plant progress

An expert committee has led development of an advanced sustainable wastewater treatment plant concept. Han-Qing Yu, Hongchen Wang and Jun Chen report on progress,...

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DNA test to support global atlas of freshwater life

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NatureMetrics are to work in partnership to create a global atlas assessing the state of...