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-Wise Cities

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

Nature for Water and Sanitation

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

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...

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...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

Water is a vital resource that sustains life, drives economic development, and maintains ecological balance. Despite Rwanda's abundant rainfall, the water secto...
December 2, 2022
The water sector has a role to play in the global effort to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and help to slow climate change. Our sector is energy-inte...
September 13, 2022
Lake Erhai is the seventh largest freshwater lake in China attracting many visitors worldwide. However, the water quality has significantly deteriorated through...
February 24, 2022
One of the challenges shaping the water sector is the discussion around the vital role that women play. Even though the water sector recognises that gender matt...

News / Events

13 Aug - 14 Aug 2024 Canada/Toronto
13 Aug 2024 12:00:00 14 Aug 2024 18:00:00 Europe/London Utility Leaders Forum 2024 IWA Event Toronto - Canada International Water Association contact@iwa.net
April 11, 2024
The International Water Association (IWA) is delighted to launch the third edition of IWA Climate Smart Utilities Recognition Programme, whose results will be p...
March 21, 2024
As we mark World Water Day 2024, the International Water Association (IWA) provides global leadership on water stewardship. In a special message from our CEO, K...
December 14, 2023
We are pleased to share the results of the second edition of the IWA Climate Smart Utilities Recognition Programme. The 2023 Recognition Programme aims to raise...