Climate change
April 10, 2019
Copenhagen is a northern harbour city which has experienced a number of severe rainfall events, namely cloudbursts, with the largest pouring down in July 2011. The damages amounted to around 1 billion US dollars, and climate proje...
Change is all around us. Climate change, population growth, urbanisation and resource depletion are the major global challenges facing humankind, and these issues are all most prevalent in our cities. With one in four large cities facing water stress, and water demand projected to increase by 55% by 2050, city leaders and developers must act now to meet future needs. Cities Alive: Water for People...
This technical brief sums up the work being conducted by the International Water Association (IWA) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) with the aim of advancing sustainable catchment management through nature-based solutions (NBS). The initiative aims to contribute new insights to the body of knowledge against which NBS can be assessed, a critical element for mainstreaming these practices. The partne...
AfricaIndustryMembership
March 8, 2019
Dr. Rose Kaggwa, the recipient of the IWA Women in Water Award 2016, describes her Water Career Story in the water sector and the importance of recognising and nurturing talented young women in the workforce. Dr. Rose Kaggwa has w...
Health
February 18, 2019
Potable water reuse started as pioneering efforts in Southern California and Windhoek, Namibia 50 years ago. This practice has seen tremendous growth over the last 15 years in various regions of the globe adopting the latest treat...
February 18, 2019
Phosphorus is essential to human life and vital for food production. Increasing attention has been paid to the development of phosphorus refinery technology that can recover phosphorus from secondary resources, including sewage sl...
Una guía internacional sobre el enfoque WaCCliM La Hoja de Ruta Hacia una Empresa de Agua y Saneamiento Urbano con Bajas Emisiones de Carbono ofrece a los gestores de empresas de agua y saneamiento un enfoque para dar respuesta a las dificultades más apremiantes a las que se enfrentan, al tiempo que reducen las emisiones de carbono con medidas que, o bien generan un rendimiento de la inversión ...
An international guide to the WaCCliM approach The Roadmap to a Low-Carbon Urban Water Utility presents utility managers with an approach to address their most pressing challenges, while reducing carbon emissions through measures that either have a return on investment through energy or water savings, or that correspond to planned investments as part of the asset management plan to maintain or imp...
Overview – the Basin-Connected Cities Forum The Basin-Connected Cities Forum followed the launch of the Action Agenda for Basin-Connected Cities which aims to influence and activates urban stakeholders to protect and invest in water resources with basin and catchment organisations.  The Forum was a mixture of keynote, panels and active roundtable discussions which looked at firstly, the...
October 26, 2018
Mr. Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, Minister for Environment and Food of Denmark, at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 in Tokyo bridging this year’s conference with the next conference to be held in Copenhagen in 2020. A...