Climate Change

Climate Change

Water-related hazards account for 90% of all natural hazards and their frequency and intensity is generally rising.

Climate change most significantly manifests in disrupting the water cycle. Changing weather and water patterns are driving global water scarcity, and increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.  The impacts transverse scales and resiliency at the basin, city and utility level need to be coordinated to ensure adaptation measures are effective.

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Climate Smart Utilities Recognition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Resilience needs to be built and coordinated at the basin, city and utility level to ...

Water Safety Planning

Humanity cannot thrive and survive without water. Cities cannot function without water. A simple, but powerful reality. ...

Regenerating Ecosystems with Nature-based Solution...

In an era of Europe’s natural capital being under increased cumulative pressure, RECONECT (Regenerating ECOsystems wit...

Climate Smart Utilities

Resilience needs to be built and coordinated at the basin, city and utility level to ensure adaptation measures for wate...

Climate Resilient Water Safety Planning to Improve...

Preventative management and planning approaches, such as Water Safety Plans (WSPs), provides a simple robust framework f...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

The latest IPCC report made it very clear - once again - that the planet is under severe stress and urgent climate action is needed immediately. It is necessary...
May 24, 2022
The Philippines is particularly vulnerable to climate change: increased frequency of extreme weather events, rising temperatures, extreme rainfall, and sea leve...
May 3, 2022
Like all countries across the globe, Norway is not immune to climate change. Increased precipitation and extreme weather events in the country mean that water a...
April 20, 2022
International collaboration is key to unleashing the potential of an energy and climate neutral water sector. But in all its essence, proper homework starts at ...

News / Events

June 15, 2022
The IWA Climate Smart Utilities Recognition Programme aims to inspire water, wastewater, and urban drainage utilities to be increasingly Climate Smart and to em...
April 14, 2022
IWA is launching a dedicated recognition programme for water, wastewater, and urban drainage utilities willing to improve their climate resilience and showcase ...
March 18, 2022
This year’s theme for World Water Day is groundwater, making the invisible visible. Groundwater resources globally provide about 50% of all drinking water...
December 22, 2021
A new generation of highly skilled professionals is urgently needed to deliver sustainable and resilient responses to the challenges of increasing water stress....