September 13, 2019
I was recently asked to present on the current and future challenges for a water resources manager to address. We have seen a great deal of change and progress in how we plan for water resources in England over the last decade. Th...
September 11, 2019
On the initiative Berlin’s water utility Berliner Wasserbetriebe and the Berlin Center of Competence for Water (KWB), the City of Berlin has now endorsed the IWA principles on Water-wise Cities. At the opening ceremony of the In...
September 8, 2019
The International Water Association’s (IWA) Resource Recovery Cluster: Best Practice Award 2019 has been awarded to a consortium of the Technische Universität Berlin, DECHEMA, the DVGW-Forschungsstelle am EBI des KIT, Fraunhofe...
August 27, 2019
Being part of an IWA Specialist Group offers Young Water Professionals (YWP) the possibility to function in an environment they often do not come into contact with as junior employees, or even as water professionals in general. Th...
August 20, 2019
Drainage channels built in early years in Hong Kong were designed primarily for flood protection purpose with less considerations on environmental protection or ecological conservation. To address the impacts of global climate cha...
August 19, 2019
Like many public water distribution networks in the world, water utilities in Vietnam are confronted with limited funding, yet high demand for modernising infrastructure. Aging public water infrastructure that has often not been u...
August 6, 2019
What are Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and do we understand them? There are multiple definitions of NBS but I will use the definition given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): NBS are defined as “actions...
August 5, 2019
Nominations Deadline Extended to 15 August 2019 Do you know of an innovation in water that has led to demonstrable impact? Nominate it now for the IWA Development Awards 2019.  Due to the many requests for an extension, the dea...
July 29, 2019
The low-lying Happy Valley area at Hong Kong, surrounded by hilly terrain, faces frequent flooding during heavy rains. In order to tackle the flooding issue with minimal disturbance to the public and commercial activities at one o...
July 11, 2019
Despite some progress in extending access to safely managed water services in developing countries, the world is not on track to meet SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation for All by 2030), according to the UN SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2...