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August 6, 2019
What are Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and do we understand them? There are multiple definitions of NBS but I will use the definition given by the International ...
July 29, 2019
The low-lying Happy Valley area at Hong Kong, surrounded by hilly terrain, faces frequent flooding during heavy rains. In order to tackle the flooding issue wit...
July 11, 2019
Despite some progress in extending access to safely managed water services in developing countries, the world is not on track to meet SDG 6 (Clean Water and San...
July 8, 2019
Do you live in a city where drinking water is available 24×7?  Then, you are quite blessed!   In what’s becoming an increasingly common story, man...


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August 15, 2019
  ANA, ADASA, IWA joined efforts on the Portuguese edition of the Action Agenda for Basin-Connected Cities   Maceio, Brazil, 15 August 2019. The Acti...
August 5, 2019
Nominations Deadline Extended to 15 August 2019 Do you know of an innovation in water that has led to demonstrable impact? Nominate it now for the IWA Developm...
June 27, 2019
“For future water leaders to take advantage of the huge potential of digital technologies, they need to have a clear purpose – be it improving envir...
June 17, 2019
16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET)   Edinburgh, UK, 14 June 2019 – Micro pollutants are present in the air ...


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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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