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May 17, 2019
According to the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC SR1.5, 2018) global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and...
April 29, 2019
The European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan (Connecting and Coordinating European Research and Technology Development with Japan) announces the opening of i...
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...


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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 ...
May 14, 2019
The success of the water sector in providing clean drinking water at customer’s taps, keeping sources of water pollution at bay, and minimising water losses i...
May 13, 2019
Photo: Jacob Amengor (second from left), after being awarded the 2018 IWA Young Water Professionals Award at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in To...
Two tropical cyclones hit south eastern Africa in the same season this year – this is unheard of and the resulting natural disaster is the worst to hit the re...


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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