International Water Association

Tag: wastewater

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...

Key takeaways from the IWA Reuse 2017 conference in California

At the 30th anniversary of IWA’s specialist group, water professionals discussed how reusing water can be the ‘cornerstone of the circular economy’ In Long Beach,...

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,...

The vital role of wastewater managers in climate action

How utilities can recover and reuse potent greenhouse gases from across the wastewater sector. By James Workman When we talk of “emissions” we tend to...

To make water systems smarter and available for all, we need...

By Gustaf Olsson* When is a water system smart? At a minimum, if it produces an acceptable product while minimising energy and other resource requirements....

UN doubles estimate of those lacking access to WASH services

WHO and UNICEF raise the bar in a new SDG report which focuses on the quality of water services. By Richard Johnston & Tom Slaymaker* UN...

Pipe manufacturers set to cash in on US water market, says...

Pipe and hardware companies are poised to benefit from heightening concerns about US municipal water infrastructure with US$300 billion of forecasted capital expenditures over...

Urban China turns sewage into power

Why Asian cities are adopting and scaling sludge-to-energy systems. By Aditi Sahay Each year China’s cities must absorb 10 million people, who excrete an extra 1.5...

Can the Year of Wastewater catalyse action in Albania?

By Arlinda Ibrahimllari* As a young wastewater engineer at the Water Supply and Sewerage Company in Korça, the largest city in southeast Albania, I was given...

Unleashing Tehran’s ‘water renaissance’

If the capital of Iran can combine ancient systems of water governance–qanat–with modern information technology, it could drought-proof the capital and protect its citizens...
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