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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Industry leaders chart the transformation journey

The Digital Water Report kicks-off the knowledge sharing and generation in the IWA Digital Water Programme. The Prog...

Operation & Maintenance Network

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

Engage with the Digital Water Programme

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...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

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...
March 15, 2021
In recent months, there have been numerous news reports and discussions around the so-called ‘build back better’ agenda. It is a phrase which has become pop...
December 18, 2020
Firstly, I wanted to wish you a very happy festive season and all the best for the New Year. We are truly grateful to all our members for their hard work, dedic...
October 16, 2020
We live in a world with ever-changing new normals, technological disruptions, groundbreaking solutions – and countless buzzwords. We can do things today that ...

News / Events

July 26, 2021
Utilities, as large producers of GHG emissions, have a big role to play in the green transition and have an opportunity to act as trail blazers for other sector...
July 16, 2021
Helmut Kroiss IWA President 2014-2016 and Professor Emeritus at Vienna University of Technology, has been awarded the Prechtl Medal for his commitment to river ...
July 6, 2021
Meet the team of expert panellists taking part in a high-level water policy panel on the future of regulation & water policy for climate mitigation and adap...
June 24, 2021
Our first ever virtual World Water Congress has been an absolute success! We hosted 51 sessions presented by more than 150 speakers, screened three insightful d...