April 4, 2019
Change is all around us. Climate change, population growth, urbanisation and resource depletion are the major global challenges facing humankind, and these issues are all most prevalent in our cities. With one in four large cities...
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...
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 3, 2019
Gavà becomes the first city in Spain, and number thirty in the world, to take the first step to become a water-wise city. The signing of the Principles for Water-Wise Cities of the International Water Association (IWA) places Gav...
January 17, 2019
Overview – the Basin-Connected Cities Forum The Basin-Connected Cities Forum followed the launch of the Action Agenda for Basin-Connected Cities which aims to influence and activates urban stakeholders to protect and inv...
December 6, 2018
 More than 80% of wastewater’s released without treatment to the environment  China water utilities are eager to embrace new technologies for wastewater treatment to serve the increasing freshwater demand IWA was center st...
November 22, 2018
Strasbourg and SDEA join the water-wise movement The French city of Strasbourg and the regional provider of drinking water and sanitation services, the Syndicat des Eaux et de l’Assainissement Alsace-Moselle (SDEA) assert th...
October 26, 2018
Mr. Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, Minister for Environment and Food of Denmark, at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 in Tokyo bridging this year’s conference with the next conference to be held in Copenhagen in 2020. A...
October 19, 2018
As one of the Young Water Professional (YWP) rapporteurs at the 2018 IWA World Water Congress in Tokyo, Japan, I am happy to report that “co-creation” has officially reached buzzword status in the global water conversa...
July 18, 2018
Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. The global population is growing exponentially, while rapid agricultural and industrial development continues apace. Migration to cities is increasing demand for ...