International Water Association

By James Workman The ancients knew water could be synonymous with conflict. So as scarcity elevated risks of thirst, hunger, and political instability, they began to engineer...

By Katharine Cross* Rapid urbanisation is one of the defining global trends of our time, with both positive and negative impacts. Increasing concentrations of population create...

By Guangzhe Chen* Since 1990 an additional 2.1 billion people worldwide gained access to improved sanitation and, 91 percent of the global population now use improved...

By James Workman ''Well-designed ancient Incan water systems may help modern Lima cope with climate change'' Buenos Aires, Lima, São Paulo, Bogotá, Caracas. Latin America is...

By Heather Smith* The desire for resilient water systems is fast becoming a keystone of utility governance. In 2016, an influential US consortium published “Taking the Next...

By Torgny Holmgren* Water is a finite resource. With a growing population, an expanding global middle class and a rise in energy and industrial production,...

By Gustaf Olsson* When is a water system smart? At a minimum, if it produces an acceptable product while minimising energy and other resource requirements....

WHO and UNICEF raise the bar in a new SDG report which focuses on the quality of water services. By Richard Johnston & Tom Slaymaker* UN...

By Dragan Savic* Smart cities can be surprisingly dumb about applying new technology to old water problems. Maybe citizens assume their centralised invisible utility will make...

By Arlinda Ibrahimllari* As a young wastewater engineer at the Water Supply and Sewerage Company in Korça, the largest city in southeast Albania, I was given...

FEATURED STORY

Source substitution and treatment can help tackle naturally occurring arsenic. By Arslan Ahmad and Prosun Bhattacharya* Of all the ways to die, one most lends itself...

NEWS

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...
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