Environment

Environment

Globally 80% of all wastewater is dumped untreated into waters.

The natural environment provides for and protects critical parts of the water cycle. Key stakeholders from within the sector and industry have an important role as resource stewards: being efficient with water use and replenishing ecosystems to ensure their ability to provide valuable services is not diminished.

Projects

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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...

Building nature based, resilient water systems: Ca...

Regulators have a key role to play in creating the right enabling environment that encourages transformation towards sus...

Nature for Water and Sanitation

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

Sanitation for and by Nature

Guidance on evidence-based practices for improved sanitation, water security and ecological health, with a focus on natu...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

September 18, 2020
Day by day, the energy accounts of many Danish wastewater treatment plants are looking better and better. Consequently, many wastewater companies look into a fu...
September 9, 2020
In Germany, April is usually one of the wettest months. This year, the country only received 5% of its usual rainfall, and the river Rhine, which works as the m...
June 5, 2020
Photo by Gustavo Quepón on Unsplash This year’s theme for World Environment Day is Time for Nature, and with COVID-19  many of us are now taking the time...
June 4, 2020
Sri Lanka is a fertile tropical island in the South Asian region. The country’s climate, the healthiness of soil, and the availability of water have made agri...

News / Events

June 5, 2020
Today we celebrate World Environment Day 2020. This is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; ...
December 3, 2019
From providers to protectors: water utilities as catchment protection leaders From enforcers to partners: engaged regulators are more important than wise regula...
May 21, 2019
Call for Nominations is now open IWA Resource Recovery Cluster: Best Practice Award 2019   The Hague, Netherlands, 21 May 2019. IWA is now calling for nom...
July 9, 2018
The Portuguese city of Lisbon has won the European Green Capital Award for 2020, while the title of European Green Leaf 2019 goes jointly to the cities of Corne...