July 1982, a young Italian girl dives for the 8th time from a rock of the Enfola beach in the crystal clear water of  Elba, the protected island of the Tuscan archipelago. To catch her breath she decides to lie on the surface. En...
April 23, 2019
There is always bad news with Cyber security and rarely any good. This blog will try to be different, although we will start with the bad, but we hope to reinforce and reassure with some good news. We will examine the context of c...
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 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 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...
December 18, 2018
Christian Loderer, IWA Austria, interviews Enrique Cabrera, IWA Vice-President, and Ulrike Kelm, IWA Communications Manager. Photo: Enrique Cabrera, IWA Vice-President Photo source: FGWW   On the 15th of November 2018 Mr. Cab...
November 28, 2018
Go to any major water conference and you will hear the word ‘collaboration’ in almost every presentation. Water professionals recognise that working with others is essential in the 21st Century water sector. But the evidence s...
October 5, 2018
One of the main transformative powers of blockchain as I see it, is in creating a new framework for citizen engagement, knowledge sharing, and inclusivity – a paradigm shift that could drastically improve the water sector. I...
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September 22, 2018
IWA and #innovation, day 4 #WorldWaterCongress – Dispersion of innovation is facilitated by IWA as a hub of hubs. Defining problems and solutions requires the involvement of innovators from across sectors, geographies and in...
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September 22, 2018
Where is the water sector in the digital race? Here are some of the insights discussed at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. The digitisation of water was a central theme at the IWA #WorldWaterCong...