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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...
August 20, 2019
Drainage channels built in early years in Hong Kong were designed primarily for flood protection purpose with less considerations on environmental protection or...
August 19, 2019
Like many public water distribution networks in the world, water utilities in Vietnam are confronted with limited funding, yet high demand for modernising infra...


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September 11, 2019
On the initiative Berlin’s water utility Berliner Wasserbetriebe and the Berlin Center of Competence for Water (KWB), the City of Berlin has now endorsed the ...
September 8, 2019
The International Water Association’s (IWA) Resource Recovery Cluster: Best Practice Award 2019 has been awarded to a consortium of the Technische Universitä...
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...


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Water-Wise Stories

For a water-wise world.


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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