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

March 25, 2021
Over 1000 people from 84 countries registered for the recent webinar on thermal and chemical energy recovery from wastewater. More than 50% of attendees were yo...
March 3, 2021
As I write this blog from my house in London, I reflect on the fact that here we are fortunate to receive 24/7 access to running water and safe sanitation. This...
February 26, 2021
The devastating impacts of climate change on people, their environment as well as on the economies of countries are felt in all regions of the world and in ever...
February 15, 2021
One third of the global population has no access to toilets or latrines, while six in 10 do not have access to safely managed sanitation facilities. Furthermore...

News / Events

April 15, 2021
Three compelling documentaries on the water industry – Brave Blue World, Lords of Water and Dry Times – will be exclusively available to Digital Wor...
March 25, 2021
IWA, along with other partner organisations such as The Nature Conservancy, is an official endorser of the new report “Integrating EbA and IWRM for climat...
March 15, 2021
IWA has published a new factsheet entitled “Engaging vulnerable groups in the implementation of Climate Resilient WSP”. What are vulnerable groups? ...
February 2, 2021
IWA is supporting awareness of #WorldWetlandsDay today. Currently 2.2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. By 2050, we will require 55% mor...