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-Wise Cities

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

New Urban Agenda

How to Respond to the Commitments and Call for Action of the New Urban Agenda? The New Urban Agenda (NUA) is the outc...

Water Safety Planning

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

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 ...

Regenerating Ecosystems with Nature-based Solution...

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

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

Workplaces often reflect societal stereotypes, and the water and sanitation workforce is no exception. Women continue to be an underrepresented group. Research ...
February 24, 2022
One of the challenges shaping the water sector is the discussion around the vital role that women play. Even though the water sector recognises that gender matt...
February 3, 2022
Tech solutions and innovations are the mainstays towards a water-wise world. IWA’s Water Tech Spotlight is a monthly blog that aims to highlight worldwide the...
January 13, 2022
Tech solutions and innovations are the mainstays towards a water-wise world. IWA’s Water Tech Spotlight is a monthly blog that aims to highlight worldwide the...

News / Events

September 12, 2022
9:00-9:50, Hall A1, Bella Center The World Water Congress & Exhibition is underway, the water community is gathered in Copenhagen discussing water for smart...
September 1, 2022
With the World Water Congress & Exhibition taking place on 11-15 September, the International Water Association is pleased to announce Nathalie Olijslage...
December 1, 2021
International Water Association President, Mr Tom Mollenkopf, has been elected to serve a second term in his role. Mollenkopf, an Australian water expert, was f...
October 21, 2021
We are pleased to announce that the full programme of the Emerging Water Leaders Forum (9-11 November 2021) is now available! This edition is centred around a v...