December 24, 2014
How many people does it take to deliver universal access to water and sanitation? The short answer is, until recently we didn’t know. Despite not having an adequate evidence base to inform public and private utilities of how man...
December 24, 2014
In its report on the challenges facing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery in developing countries: An Avoidable Crisis, WASH Human Resource Capacity Gaps in 15 Developing Economies, IWA addresses some of the key...
December 20, 2014
We live in a changing world that is quickly becoming water scarce. Rapid urbanization, coupled with population growth and changing consumption patterns are redefining societies across the globe. So also their relationship to water...
December 14, 2014
Today, water and sanitation professionals the world over eagerly await two momentous events. The first is a summit of political leaders that will be held in September 2015 to adopt the United Nations’ post-2015 development agend...
December 9, 2014
The interdependency of water, energy and food – the nexus – is one of the critical issues of our time. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Dialogue recently held a Symposium on Infrastructure Solutions in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus...
December 9, 2014
As the COP20 climate talks enter their second week, they still represent the greatest opportunity to pave the way for a binding global deal that recognizes and prioritizes the links between climate adaptation, mitigation and r...
December 8, 2014
Crossing the barrier from research to innovation, leading to a product that can be commercialised, is something most researchers have a conceptual problem with. We are trained to focus on answering a specific question given to us ...
December 5, 2014
When we talk about inspiring change in the water sector, I immediately think about the people who will drive that change – those the water sector needs now and in the future making this happen. We must recognize that the wat...
November 19, 2014
Each year, cities around the world spend $90 billion to build infrastructure that’s used to deliver and treat water. To meet the needs of growing urban populations, some cities transport clean water thousands of kilometers to th...
November 19, 2014
The “Lisbon Charter” offers a vision for reforming water management for sustainable development Water is considered to be the greatest risk facing the world over coming decades; a risk of high likelihood and even higher impact...