Webinar: Survey – What people think about water

There’s no doubt water is vitally important. Yet, most people don’t think about it much. Or do they? Earlier this year, we polled nearly...

Connecting the pieces of the digital water puzzle

Developments in areas such as digital twins, instrumentation and artificial intelligence all connect to open up digital opportunities for utilities. The Source hears from contributors on...

Wuhan Water’s ‘Safe Mode’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

Yifan Wang and Wenxin Qu of Wuhan Water Group Company Limited present the utility's 'Safe Mode' for water treatment plant operation during the COVID-19...

Learning the pandemic lessons for low-occupancy buildings

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted closure and low occupancy of many buildings, raising water quality concerns, especially around Legionella. The Source looks at the issues...

A Latin lesson on urban water resilience by design

The high levels of urbanisation seen in Latin America illustrate the growing need for ‘resilience by design’ to address the impacts of climate change....

Progressing SuDS in Brazil and India to support urban resilience

A project supported by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund is working to progress the use of sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) to increase...

Report charts climate financing progress by banks

A new joint report on climate financing by multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2019 reveals significant efforts in both adaptation and mitigation for water,...

Webinar: Odor and corrosion control – the smart way

H2S is a nuisance odor that is naturally occurring in wastewater collection systems. Not only is it a source of complaints for a municipality,...

Groundwater quality management for urban supply security

Water utilities have a key role to play in managing groundwater if this resource is to contribute fully to water supply security in the...

COVID-19 and the WASH policy push

Governments around the world have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with WASH and health measures. International actors have been working to make sure these...

Sewer monitoring to track COVID-19 in developing countries: a case study...

A project in Belo Horizonte aims to ensure wastewater monitoring for the SARS-CoV-2 virus covers vulnerable communities, offering lessons for developing countries.   The first patient...

Stressed transboundary basins face greater intensity under all scenarios

A study in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth’s Future looks at future transboundary water stress and its drivers under climate change. It concludes...

Conservation body critical of Australian coal industry

A report from the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has found that the coal industry in New South Wales and Queensland uses as much fresh...

Learning the lessons of COVID-19

The Editorial in the previous issue focused on how the message of the importance of handwashing in helping check COVID-19 was resonating around the...

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...

The regulator’s view of COVID-19 in Europe

Professor Andrea Guerrini, Board Member of the Italian regulator ARERA and President of the Association of European Water Regulators (WAREG), provides a regulatory perspective...

WHO and surveillance of COVID-19 virus in wastewater and sludge

By Kate Medlicott, Team Leader for Sanitation and Wastewater, Water, Sanitation Hygiene and Health Unit, WHO Geneva The promising progress with surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2...

COVID-19: an opportunity to recover better

The water sector has found itself caught up in the current pandemic in many ways. Our responses can help shape a more resilient future...

The global water science challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic

The unprecedented reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has included a remarkable response from the water science community in a race to fill knowledge gaps....

Racing the pandemic: realising wastewater monitoring’s potential

Wastewater monitoring looks set to bring extra speed and accuracy to public health measures to trace the spread of COVID-19 and, ultimately, contribute to...