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April 10, 2019
Photo: © Sanitation and Water for All.  Read summary in Spanish here IWA at the Sanitation and Water for All Sector Ministers’ Meeting, San José, Costa...
April 10, 2019
The International Water Association (IWA) and the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 1 April 2019 to strengthen the p...
April 5, 2019
The International Water Association and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) sign Memorandum of Understanding for enhanced collaboration in India and gl...
March 13, 2019
Galle, Sri Lanka. Photo: Thomas Molitor   Download press release The Hague, Netherlands, 13 March 2019. International water experts will meet at the IWA Wa...


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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 billio...
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...
April 2, 2019
Municipal and industrial water treatment is poised to enter an era of significant change, with key regulatory updates on the horizon and cost pressures putting ...
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 ‘da...


Responding to global water challenges, IWA progressive agendas support sustainable urban and basin-related water solutions.

Water-Wise Stories

For a water-wise world.


Building a Sustainable Future

The well-known historical city is tackling new challenges. Lyon, the beautiful French city at the intersection of the Rhone and Saone rivers, is expecting some changes. Learn more.


Melbourne Basin

Melbourne Water led a series of  strategic conversations with the community across the region for an integrated planning approach to keep Melbourne a liveable, water sensitive city. Read more…


De Watergroep, Belgium

In the densely populated and cultivated region of Flanders, investing in the long-term protection of water supplies through nature-based solutions (NBS) is a means of addressing serious water quality issues stemming from agricultural and industrial pollution. Learn more…


Silver Mugisha

The water sector needs to attract and inspire professionals to choose to work and stay in the water sector. Watch video.

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