Industry

Industry

In industrialized nations, industries consume more than half of the water available for human use.

Water is critical for industries, both as a product and as an important component of many  supply chains, demanding huge quantities of fresh water and producing large volumes of wastewater and pollution. Corporations are increasingly aware of the business risk that water brings and their environmental impact, making water a critical part of their strategy and operations.

Projects

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Operation & Maintenance Network

The Operation and Maintenance Network aims to contribute to the sustainability of water and wastewater services, and thr...

Digital Water Group

The Digital Water Programme will help facilitate the journey of the water industry towards digital uptake and integratio...

Strategies for Nexus Infrastructure in Africa

IWA produced a study for the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) that outlines a roadmap towards nexus solutions ...

Compendium of Water Quality Regulatory Frameworks:...

Promoting Efficient Water Use - State of the Art Overview of Water Quality Guidelines and Standards Worldwide. The Co...

Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions

Optimizing Infrastructure and Technologies Across the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to Create Benefits and Long-term Sustainab...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

June 21, 2019
You may not be aware, but Ontario is the new ‘it’ place for craft beer. There are many subtle signs of this: craft breweries popping up all over the provinc...
March 27, 2019
UCLA professor Eric Hoek holds a vial of nanoparticles and a piece of the revolutionary desalination membrane he helped develop. Photo: Don Liebig/UCLA   A...
February 26, 2019
IWA launched its Task Group on Performance-Based Contracts (PBCs) in 2011 to support the growing awareness and implementation of PBCs in the water sector.  A p...
October 5, 2018
One of the main transformative powers of blockchain as I see it, is in creating a new framework for citizen engagement, knowledge sharing, and inclusivity &#821...

News / Events

01 Jun - 05 Jun 2020 United States Of America/Reno
1 Jun 2020 12:00:00 5 Jun 2020 18:00:00 Europe/London LET2020 – The 17th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies IWA Event Reno - United States Of America International Water Association contact@iwa.net
September 8, 2019
The International Water Association’s (IWA) Resource Recovery Cluster: Best Practice Award 2019 has been awarded to a consortium of the Technische Universitä...
12 Nov - 12 Nov 2019 United Kingdom/Bedfordshire
12 Nov 2019 12:00:00 12 Nov 2019 18:00:00 Europe/London Mixing in the Water Industry (Supported) IWA Event Bedfordshire - United Kingdom International Water Association contact@iwa.net
October 15, 2018
Information every water professional should know The Tokyo edition 2018 of the ‘International Statistics for Water Services’ released at the IWA World Wate...