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 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...
April 5, 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...
March 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...
February 17, 2022
These trends are set to bring innovative use cases to transform the industry and ensure the sustainable management of water and its availability. Climate chang...

News / Events

May 7, 2022
The nominations deadline for the 2022 edition of the prestigious IWA Awards programme is approaching fast, with 27 May 2022 as the date by which submissions nee...
April 19, 2022
IWA is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2022 edition of the prestigious IWA Awards programme. IWA is committed to recognising the speci...
April 14, 2022
IWA is launching a dedicated recognition programme for water, wastewater, and urban drainage utilities willing to improve their climate resilience and showcase ...
March 2, 2022
In order to recognize the importance and impact of interdisciplinary research at the interface of microbial ecology, water & wastewater treatment and engine...