Our grandparents focused their lives on making sure they had enough to live; our parents had the chance to start their lives with not much, and grow into a more and more comfortable life; we’re lucky to have been born to a comfo...
April 2, 2019
Municipal and industrial water treatment is poised to enter an era of significant change, with key regulatory updates on the horizon and cost pressures putting an increasingly tight squeeze on aging infrastructure and operating ex...
March 29, 2019
As countries across the world increasingly experience water scarcity, the ‘water-is-the-new-oil’ adage has come to the fore thousand times. So too has ‘data-is-the-new-oil’, this time to reflect the immense commercial valu...
March 27, 2019
UCLA professor Eric Hoek holds a vial of nanoparticles and a piece of the revolutionary desalination membrane he helped develop. Photo: Don Liebig/UCLA   About 9 years ago, on 20 April 2010, the BP DeepWater Horizon oil rig e...
The 2019 World Water Day is focusing on the huge challenge – to leave no-one-behind. This year’s World Water Day focus is one of the most significant shifts from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aimed to incr...
March 20, 2019
Leaving No One Behind This year, the UN’s World Water Day on 22 March 2019 theme is “Leaving no one behind”, considering groups whose access to water and sanitation may be overlooked and working to break down barr...
March 11, 2019
Water utilities around the world require innovative strategies to manage their available resources to satisfy pressing and increasing needs of the populations they serve. The application of digital technologies to manage informati...
March 1, 2019
Water managers and the myth of best practice Managing urban water challenges lies at the heart of a sustainable future and drives my work in the sector. As a coach, I talk to many managers and leaders grappling with difficult wate...
February 26, 2019
IWA launched its Task Group on Performance-Based Contracts (PBCs) in 2011 to support the growing awareness and implementation of PBCs in the water sector.  A product of this collaboration between water sector experts was the publ...
February 1, 2019
Over the last few decades, Burkina Faso, partly due to its geographical location, has experienced strong seasonal and annual climatic variations that place pressure on limited water resources. Climate variability is a major constr...