International Water Association

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...

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...

Handing over with IWA having reached new heights

After more or less five years as President of IWA, this is my final article for The Source in that role. As I reflect on...

IWA and the global water opportunity

The late US President John F Kennedy is quoted as saying that, “when written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters....

Science, people, and Ikigai

On 9 August this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021:...

No time to COP out

For those in a corporate environment, the difficulties of implementing change are well known. In some cases, resistance to change is because we are...

IWA President elected for second term

IWA President Tom Mollenkopf has been elected to serve a second term in his role. Mollenkopf, an Australian water expert, was first elected in...

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 and Goldilocks

Often, when the global community thinks about the challenges we face in water, the first thought is about the availability of water - adequacy...

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,...

FEATURED STORY

Destination Denmark – the IWA World Water Congress Exhibition 2022

The Copenhagen edition of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be with us shortly. Based in the fantastic facilities of the Bella...

NEWS

UNEP sets out freshwater priorities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has outlined its freshwater-related priorities for implementing its Medium-Term Strategy (MTS), 2022-2025 in a newly-released strategic document produced...