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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...
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 Wat...
February 22, 2019
The IWA network has expanded its reach and diversity with the addition of a new governing member in Sri Lanka, the country that will host the IWA Water and Deve...
February 18, 2019
The UN High Level Panel on Water state “The replacement of inefficient taps, toilets, showerheads, washing machines, and dishwashers with more efficient model...


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March 20, 2019
The 2019 World Water Day is focusing on the huge challenge – to leave no-one-behind. This year’s World Water Day focus is one of the most significant sh...
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 w...
March 11, 2019
Water utilities around the world require innovative strategies to manage their available resources to satisfy pressing and increasing needs of the populations t...
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 co...


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.


‘One stop shop’ for water management

The British Columbia Water Tools have demonstrated an effective approach to providing information on water supply and demand to be considered in decisions regarding water allocation. Learn more.


Greater Copenhagen Water Utility, HOFOR A/S
HOFOR is owned between 8 municipalities. HOFOR sends more than 50 million m3 of water out to customers per year. IT provides long-term supply solutions that are green, safe and inexpensive.  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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