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...

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

May 31, 2024
As cities in low- and middle-income countries expand rapidly, sanitation infrastructure struggles to keep pace, with nearly 700 million people still lacking eve...
March 1, 2024
As we commemorate Women's Day 2024 under the theme "Invest in Women", let's focus on empowering women in the water sector. This blog explores the crucial role o...
June 1, 2022
Tech solutions and innovations are mainstays towards achieving a water-wise world. Water Tech Spotlight is a monthly blog that aims to highlight worldwide the l...
May 4, 2022
Tech solutions and innovations are mainstays towards achieving a water-wise world. Water Tech Spotlight is a monthly blog that aims to highlight worldwide the l...

News / Events

12 Nov - 14 Nov 2024 Spain/Bilbao
12 Nov 2024 12:00:00 14 Nov 2024 18:00:00 Europe/London Digital Water Summit 2024 IWA Event Bilbao - Spain International Water Association contact@iwa.net
February 5, 2024
In order to recognise the importance and impact of interdisciplinary research at the interface of microbial ecology, water & wastewater treatment and engine...
January 17, 2024
IWA is pleased to announce details of the call for entries for the latest edition of the Project Innovation Awards (PIA). Awarded biennially at the IWA World Wa...
October 23, 2023
We are pleased to announce that the application deadline for the IWA Climate Smart Utilities Recognition Programme 2023 has been extended until 30 October. Cli...