April 10, 2019
How to bridge the financial gap in the WASH sector by helping water utilities become creditworthy? Annually, it has been estimated that approximately 114 billion USD must be spent in the WASH sector if the dedicated water goal, th...
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March 8, 2019
Dr. Rose Kaggwa, the recipient of the IWA Women in Water Award 2016, describes her Water Career Story in the water sector and the importance of recognising and nurturing talented young women in the workforce. Dr. Rose Kaggwa has w...
November 13, 2018
Today many cities around the world have been facing great change pressures of increasing demands due to population growth, urbanization, influx of displaced people, climate change with hydrological extremes such as floods and drou...
July 4, 2018
Having access to 24/7 potable piped water in the comfort of our dwelling is a luxury that many of us take for granted. In the UK, an annual water and sewerage bill of £400 accounts for about 1% of the annual average household inc...
May 29, 2018
The winners of the Dreampipe Challenge, an innovation prize competition part of the wider UKAid funded Ideas to Impact Programme that aims to stimulate creative solutions across climate change adaptation,WASH, and energy access,...
May 24, 2018
One of the very first things that struck me when I came to the Netherlands, was how inconsequential drinking water was for people. Virtually, every household can drink water directly from the tap. The situation back in my country ...
Africa
December 6, 2017
A number of countries in Africa continue to be victims of the effects of climate change. The latest is the drought that has been experienced in the region for the better part of this year. Water scarcity and floods has brought imm...
October 6, 2017
Being involved in organising the 8th International Young Water Professional’s Conference has been quite a rollercoaster ride. Initially, everything seemed to be going right – we were awarded a substantial grant by South Africa...
June 28, 2017
If my academic and professional experience has taught me anything, it is that Noam Chomsky got it right when he said, “We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be...
May 17, 2017
The current drought ravaging parts of Eastern Africa and the subsequent famine triggered largely by failed rains is enough proof that water indeed is life. The lack of sufficient water in the environment will not only threaten the...