International Water Association

Tag: stormwater

Hold back the waters – for cash?

From Australia to the US, cities are starting to embrace stormwater retention credit trading, or ‘catch and trade’ markets. By James Workman Extreme weather wreaks havoc...

New York’s sewer systems contaminate natural waters

The State of New York was estimated to get rid of around 6.5 billion gallons of untreated sewer and stormwater in 2017, a new...

Experts address water’s hidden numbers

Two IWA Specialist Groups met in Livorno, Italy to approach water infrastructure problems through the lens of economics, statistics, finance, and asset management. The joint...

Connecting urban landscapes with their watersheds

By Katharine Cross* Rapid urbanisation is one of the defining global trends of our time, with both positive and negative impacts. Increasing concentrations of population create...

Cities, hubs for wastewater innovation

By Torgny Holmgren* Water is a finite resource. With a growing population, an expanding global middle class and a rise in energy and industrial production,...

Why cities need to utilise their surrounding landscapes

By Kristina Hill* Suppose you woke up to discover a deep disturbance to the space/time continuum. Authorities have given 20 to 30 years before relocating you, and...

Can rainwater harvesting transform cities into water-wise cities?

By Mooyoung Han and Lisa Andrews* Rainwater harvesting and management is nothing new. In fact, this technique has been used for thousands of years in...

US make US$1 billion available for water infrastructure projects

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of approximately US$1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new...
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