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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Water-Wise Cities

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

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 ...

Nature for Water and Sanitation

The International Water Association (IWA) has partnered with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to advance sustainable catch...

Climate Smart Utilities

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

Water Safety Planning

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

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

November 22, 2022
The Utility Leaders Forum (ULF) organised by IWA is an excellent platform for utility leaders to meet, expand their network and exchange knowledge among utility...
September 14, 2022
Aging water infrastructure is an issue for many cities, and when coupled with the impacts of climate change and tight budget allocations to facilitate upgrades,...
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...

News / Events

October 17, 2022
The call for papers is open until 15 December 2022 for the 18th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies taking place on 28 May – ...
September 12, 2022
We are pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Water Association and the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF), formally signed at t...
September 7, 2022
Climate change and solutions are major topics that will be discussed at the upcoming World Water Congress & Exhibition taking place on 11-15 September. Foun...
September 2, 2022
The final programme of the 7th International Water Regulators Programme is now available. Download the PDF. Programme Theme: Regulating water services in times ...