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November 2, 2019
WaterAid's Making Rights Real approach aims to bring stakeholders together to ensure that the world's population has access to clean drinking water an...
October 24, 2019
El XII Foro Iberoamericano de Regulación (FIAR) y la XIX Asamblea de la Asociación de Entes Reguladores de Agua y Saneamiento de las Américas (ADERASA), cele...
October 24, 2019
The 2019 Water and Development Congress is jampacked with so many insightful activities. Here we're suggesting a few. To view the full programme, click her...
October 16, 2019
IWA and Xylem launch Chinese translation of the White Paper as a stepping stone to embedding digital in the core of water profession at the 2019 Nanjing Water S...

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Water stress and constraint is a growing challenge and concern for many countries in the world.  We have already witnessed and realised the effects of climate ...
Glyphosate application in Sri Lankan agricultural Lands: do we circumvent Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology? Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology...
September 13, 2019
I was recently asked to present on the current and future challenges for a water resources manager to address. We have seen a great deal of change and progress ...
August 27, 2019
Being part of an IWA Specialist Group offers Young Water Professionals (YWP) the possibility to function in an environment they often do not come into contact w...


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Water-Wise Stories

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Reaching past the Limits

Dakar’s urban population is exploding with an annual growth rate of 2.5% and urbanisation rate of 97.2%. ONAS, the National Sewerage Company, is improving faecal sludge management (FSM) services in urban and peri-urban areas. Learn more.


Urban Water Cycle Integrated Management

More than 75% of the streams and rivers in Porto are enclosed by pipes due to a variety of urban pressures ranging from infrastructure development to tourism. Águas do Porto, the utility responsible for urban water cycle management, has taken several measures to deal with ecosystem decline and prevent pollution, following the principles of River Basin Management Plans under the Water Framework Directive. Read more…


Options and opportunities for a big multipurpose utility

HOFOR, the Utility of Greater Copenhagen, provides drinking water, wastewater services, heating and cooling, and erects wind turbines throughout the country to promote CO2-neutral energy. Its CEO, Lars Therkildsen, explains not only the efficiencies gained through this approach but also the optimal results achieved through HOFOR’s mitigation and adaptation measures. Learn more…


Katerina Schilling

By sharing their Water Career Stories, the IWA water professionals want to contribute towards a water workforce that is adequate in size and competencies. Watch video.

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