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Unlocking the confluence of diverse people, energy, and ideas

Kala Vairavamoorthy explains how greater efforts to extend geographic diversity will allow IWA to expand its influence and contribute more fully to progress on...

Shitovation: solving sanitation challenges where sewers don’t exist

Seeking practical solutions for those without safe sanitation, Water For People has created a fund that supports creative, innovative solutions that are achieving great...

Water action and the climate agenda

With climate change having far-reaching consequences for the water sector, Kala Vairavamoorthy reflects on the COP26 meeting, the urgency around the climate agenda, and...

Indian insights for the drive to decentralisation

IWA Women in Water Award winner Nafisa Barot looks back on the early experiences of setting up an NGO in India and at how...

Supporting innovators – the inspirers of change

Needs around water and wider issues such as sustainability and climate change demand innovation – including, but not limited to, technology. Sudhir Murthy and...

IWA leads the way on access to water knowledge

The move to full Open Access for all IWA journals this year represents a huge contribution to the sector, particularly for developing countries. By...

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...

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...

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...

Needs and opportunities for water and sanitation in Latin America and...

The Latin America and Caribbean region still faces significant gaps in water supply and sanitation provision. Kala Vairavamoorthy and Daniel Nolasco outline some of...