Society

Society

Safe Water and Sanitation are a human right.

The engagement of civil society in water maters is critical, from a human right and sustainability perspective. Without meaningful engagement with informed citizens and organized groups of professionals, our water bodies will remain threatened and millions of people will go without access to water and sanitation services. Societal needs should be at the centre of our water management strategies.

Projects

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Water Safety Planning

Humanity cannot thrive and survive without water. Cities cannot function without water. A simple, but powerful reality. ...

Regenerating Ecosystems with Nature-based Solution...

In an era of Europe’s natural capital being under increased cumulative pressure, RECONECT (Regenerating ECOsystems wit...

Building nature based, resilient water systems: Ca...

Regulators have a key role to play in creating the right enabling environment that encourages transformation towards sus...

Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

Since the recognition, in 2010, of access to safe drinking water and sanitation as Human Rights by the Member States of ...

Public Participation in the Regulation of Urban Wa...

In this project we look into the use of public participation within the decision making process of setting tariffs and p...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

September 30, 2020
Water Stewardship: License to operate? After 200 years of industrialisation where water was used rather thoughtlessly and our natural resources and environment ...
June 22, 2020
COVID-19 and Safe Hand Washing- What has changed for the urban middle class in Northern India? As India went into lockdown in March 2020 due to COVID-19, I was ...
December 4, 2019
I see it…the headline grabs me – just do it…why not – the International Water Association – seemingly one of the biggest organisations...
July 1982, a young Italian girl dives for the 8th time from a rock of the Enfola beach in the crystal clear water of  Elba, the protected island of the Tuscan ...

News / Events

October 13, 2020
IWA Announces New Initiative & Webinar Series: Regulating for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation The International Water Association (IWA) has launched a new IWA...
September 1, 2018
How can regulatory authorities enable resilience and sustainable development? The answer is nature Regulators continue to have an important role in world advanc...
July 30, 2018
  IWA announces the 2018-2020 Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee, a representative body of Young Water Professional IWA members aged 35 and younger...
July 9, 2018
The Portuguese city of Lisbon has won the European Green Capital Award for 2020, while the title of European Green Leaf 2019 goes jointly to the cities of Corne...