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...
September 19, 2018
Water resource challenges in the Philippines For many people in the Philippines, water through heavy rains has always been an abundant resource. More recently however that has changed. In my years living and working throughout the...
September 10, 2018
For the past year I’ve had the privilege of managing a water research project in one of the most northern communities in Canada, Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik), Nunavut. This community is located above the Arctic Circle and is one of...
August 7, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) technologies like data analytics, cloud computing, augmented intelligence and blockchain give us new capabilities to analyse, automate, correct in real time, predict and minimise risks. They have the p...
July 5, 2018
Many cities today are at risk of running out of water, with water availability now cited as one of the greatest risks to business continuity and growth. It is very clear that the way water is managed today in many parts of the wor...