International Water Association

Tag: wastewater

A drop of pop into public communication by water professionals

By Miharu Hirano* Public participation, as customer engagement, user involvement, accountability or transparency, is a concept increasingly discussed among water professionals. It aims to strengthening...

Managing wastewater as part of an integrated approach to WASH

By Sinead Lehane* Achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030 requires...

The South African drought teaches us that business as usual is...

By Kirsten de Vette* South Africa has been suffering through one of the most severe droughts in living memory. In Cape Town, it is the...

A defining moment for the future of wastewater?

By Pritha Hariram* As we mark the international year of Wastewater, I’m taken back to my childhood crossing the Adayar Bridge in Chennai, India, in...

There has never been a better time to be a water...

By Tom Williams* Never before has water been so high on the global political agenda; never before has water expertise been in such high demand....

How big is the distributed energy opportunity for water and wastewater...

By Steven Kenway* Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as...

Wastewater, one of the greatest untapped opportunities for sustainable development in...

By Sushmita Mandal* As a fast growing economy, urbanising at an even faster rate, India is already water stressed. The severe drought of 2016, which affected...

Mexico to address water and wastewater management challenges

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and SUEZ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop brownfield and...

Is there fecal sludge on your salad?

By Marie Rødsten Sagen* As the sun sets over the lush fields in the Indian city of Kolkata, it suddenly dawns upon me: this is the...

Resource recovery: the challenge of finding a market for your product

Pressure from worldwide population growth is placing increasing demand on phosphorus supply and production but resources are not limitless and no synthetic substitute exists....
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