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...

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...

United States: California water use drops 31.3 percent

Despite continued hot conditions, Californians surpassed June’s conservation rate and reduced water use by 31.3 percent during July, exceeding the Governor’s 25 percent mandate...

Urban drought forces Iran to seek resolution

Protests that began in the Iranian cities of Khorramshahr and Abadan over poor water quality have led to promises by the energy minister of...

Study reveals seismic water concerns for Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities in the US has completed a seismic study using updated information to analyse the performance of its drinking water system. The study...

Hydrant water fountains set for Montreal

A new design that uses fire hydrants to provide drinking water has been introduced throughout Montreal following a pilot scheme last year. Called the Bornéo...

United Kingdom: Thames Water remove ‘fatberg’ in time for Christmas

Thames Water engineers unwrapped a monster fatberg which had threatened to ruin Christmas on Leather Lane, Clerkenwell, in London. The mass of congealed fat,...

DC Water turns sewage into electricity

Washington DC has unveiled its US$470 million waste-to-energy project that produces a net 10 megawatts (MW) of electricity from the wastewater treatment process. The project...

Singapore: Groundwater monitoring to be expanded

PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, is planning to expand its groundwater monitoring network. It will be calling two tenders over the next few months for the installation of...

India: Cleanest city rankings released

The first rankings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 Cleanest Cities, or Swachh Bharat, in India revealed the top city to be Mysore. The...

FEATURED STORY

Progress on the path to reinventing the toilet

The UK’s Cranfield University took up the Gates Foundation’s Reinvent The Toilet challenge in 2012. From that has come a self-contained, waterless solution, which...

NEWS

Research reveals gross underestimation of desalination brine production

Research led by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health has revealed “gross underestimations” of the amount of brine produced as a...
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