International Water Association

Supporting the utility community

As many of you will know, the water utility community is particularly close to my heart. IWA is a powerful network, drawing in talented...

The timescales of our attention

Around the world, our sector continues to provide its essential services. The demands of the COVID-19 pandemic tend to shorten our perspectives. We concentrate...

Vital work in a virtual world

This year, it is – already – 20 years since the International Water Association started to work under its new identity, following the merger...

Our communities and coronavirus

The International Water Association is an organisation with a global spread. We are a community – a community brought together around the common interest...

Finance, the needs of women, and a forum for collaboration

This edition of The Source explores one of the core aspects of meeting the world’s water needs: financing. It covers investment needs, some of...

Water, the Sustainable Development Goals, and IWA

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are highly significant for IWA. They speak to our vision of a waterwise world. SDG 6, the main water-focused goal,...

Africa – the plan, the people and the partnerships

It is absolutely fitting that IWA’s new Strategic Plan includes a commitment to grow our membership in Africa. The plan sets the course for...

FEATURED STORY

Fouling and scaling in seawater reverse osmosis desalination

Desalination of seawater with reverse osmosis has grown rapidly. Sergio Salinas looks at tools to address the ongoing challenge of membrane fouling.   Water use has...

NEWS

Banks provide update on SDG contributions

The first joint report on the contributions of the 11 multilateral development banks (MDBs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been released, emphasising...