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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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...

Regenerating Ecosystems with Nature-based Solution...

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

Sanitation for and by Nature

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

Urban Sanitation and Wastewater

Today, around 80% of all wastewater is discharged into the world’s waterways every day, where it creates health, envir...

New Urban Agenda

How to Respond to the Commitments and Call for Action of the New Urban Agenda? The New Urban Agenda (NUA) is the outc...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

June 18, 2019
Throughout my education, I’ve read frequent articles on cities pioneering sustainability approaches and practices – cities like Seattle, London, LA, Mel...
March 20, 2019
Leaving No One Behind This year, the UN’s World Water Day on 22 March 2019 theme is “Leaving no one behind”, considering groups whose access to w...
August 24, 2018
Nature-based solutions are already in place and scaling them up is possible Nature-based Solutions (NBS) applications [1] are many around the world. However, t...
August 13, 2018
Water is at the heart of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, energy and food production, healthy ecosystems and human surviv...

News / Events

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...
May 29, 2018
The winners of the Dreampipe Challenge, an innovation prize competition part of the wider UKAid funded Ideas to Impact Programme that aims to stimulate creati...
April 20, 2018
Since the launch of the IWA Principles for Water-Wise Cities at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, cities all over...