November 19, 2014
Each year, cities around the world spend $90 billion to build infrastructure that’s used to deliver and treat water. To meet the needs of growing urban populations, some cities transport clean water thousands of kilometers to th...
November 19, 2014
The “Lisbon Charter” offers a vision for reforming water management for sustainable development Water is considered to be the greatest risk facing the world over coming decades; a risk of high likelihood and even higher impact...
November 17, 2014
Global demographic and economic trends present opportunities to ‘get it right’ on water and sanitation. This challenges all those with a professional interest in water to innovate and connect to a wider world. The new IWA Stra...
October 15, 2014
As IWA release an updated Sanitation21 document, IWA Programmes Director Tom Williams talks about the urgent need to catalyse significant new thinking and planning for urban sanitation services. A recent publication from the Water...
September 26, 2014
Many of you will have seen the controversy that was created earlier this year by the CBS 60 Minutes documentary, The Cleantech Crash, which was an apocryphal tale of wasted government funding and failed companies. So is Cleantech ...
September 19, 2014
My colleague, Ganesh, went to his first Stockholm World Water Week in 1992. He worked for a small NGO and stayed in a tent. Every morning he set his alarm, got dressed, got out of the tent in his suit, locked the tent and made his...
September 9, 2014
The interdependency of water, energy and food – the nexus – is one of the critical issues of our time. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Dialogue recently held a Symposium on Infrastructure Solutions in the Water-Energy-Food Nexu...
February 19, 2013
Fifty percent of people on the planet live in cities, and the urban population grows by two people every second. Ninety three percent of this urban growth is occurring in poor or developing countries, and nearly forty percent of t...
February 7, 2013
Projections show that in 2050 global population will have increased to 9 billion people and 70% more food will be needed. Over 70% of global water availability is used for agricultural production. Electricity generated from water,...