Webinar: Circularity in water treatment

Water treatment operations can set a prime example of circular economy in action, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 for responsible...

Closing the SDG access gap – the challenge of intermittent supply

With 10 years remaining on the Sustainable Development Goal clock, time is short to tackle intermittent water supply, which undermines efforts to achieve the...

Smart solutions for intermittent supply systems

Intermittent operation of water supply networks is widespread, including in sub-Saharan Africa. Edo Abraham, Joost Verbart and Jan Peter van der Hoek look at...

Intermittent supply in a rapidly growing city: the case of Kampala

Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation has been expanding supply coverage aggressively, requiring it to optimise use of intermittent water supply. Mahmood Lutaaya and...

Intermittent water supply interventions for India’s cities

Widespread intermittent supply in India requires coherent action at different levels to bring about improvement. S Mohan and GR Abhijith set out a proposed ‘Three...

Challenges and opportunities around IWS under COVID-19

Utilities face many challenges in breaking the cycle around intermittent supply. The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to spur progress, says Raziyeh Farmani, Chair...

Filling the microplastics knowledge gap

Microplastics are spread throughout the environment, yet we still know little about them. Keith Hayward reviews some of the current thinking and concerns, and...

Utility guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic

The International Water Association’s COVID-19 Task Force has prepared key guidelines to support water utility planning in the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we present a...

Hamburg Wasser, COVID-19, and lessons learned

Christopher Herzog, Arnd Wendland and Claudia Wendland share the experiences of Hamburg Wasser – the second largest German water and wastewater utility – in...

The case of VCS Denmark – progress beyond net energy production

Danish water and wastewater utility VCS Denmark is already a net energy producer, but projects and innovations are set to bring further progress. By...

A wake-up call on biodiversity

The latest edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) should provide a wake-up call about our alarming trajectory. One is certainly needed. The past 10...

A framework and tools for tackling water theft

By Lis Stedman The theft of water is an under-explored issue, but it is clear that legality or illegality is extremely complex and not always...

The way ahead for sewage sludge thermal hydrolysis

Thermal hydrolysis provides an option to better connect sewage treatment with modern resource recovery needs. Bill Barber, author of a new book from IWA...

Time to embrace your inner water steward?

Water professionals struggling with the day-to-day realities of their work can regain their spark by embracing water stewardship, writes Pernille Ingildsen, author of a...

World Water Congress moves to 2022

IWA’s upcoming World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been moved forward to September 2022. The decision to postpone was taken due to...

Handbook: About water treatment

Get your free PDF copy now – the ABC of water treatment. Kemira has updated and republished the esteemed and much used guide to...

Your network is talking – let your meters listen

Non-Revenue Water remains a big challenge and up to 31% of the water loss comes from leaks in service connections. But now you can...

Climate smart utilities and the pipe to power push

Climate change demands that utilities do more on mitigation, with a push to carbon neutrality, and on adaptation. As IWA launches its Climate Smart Utilities...

Time to think of the 10,000-year water system

Faced with a changing climate, and the need for resilience, water utilities should reframe their thinking around a 10,000-year view. By Casey Brown.   Have you...

Time for utilities to embrace decentralisation

Decentralised infrastructure can contribute to resilience – and water and wastewater utilities should engage with this potential, Dr Lynn Broaddus told The Source.   Applications for...