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

July 22, 2021
In the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, some face masks used to control the spread of the virus as personal protective equipment (PPE) have become an emerging threat ...
July 1, 2021
Floods and storms are responsible for almost three-quarters of climate disasters. Yet, all around the world, resilience to climate shocks does not get as much a...
June 24, 2021
Professor David Sedlak of UC Berkeley and author of Water 4.0 shares his perspective on the next path for water management.
May 24, 2021
Dear colleagues and friends, We are delighted to welcome you to IWA’s 2021 Digital World Water Congress. Now is the time for us all to collaborate and work wi...

News / Events

May 7, 2021
IWA is pleased to confirm that the full programme of the virtual World Water Congress has been published! The congress includes over 100 presentations and over ...
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? ...