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

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...
January 6, 2022
Throughout the pandemic, the water sector has played its regular vital role in ensuring essential services keep running. It has also helped through the emerging...
December 16, 2021
Technological solutions and innovations are essential to secure a water-wise future. Water Tech Spotlight is a monthly blog which aims to highlight the latest t...
October 21, 2021
Technological solutions and innovations are essential to secure a water-wise future. Water Tech Spotlight is a monthly blog which aims to highlight the latest t...

News / Events

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...
October 4, 2021
The call for nominations for the 2021 IWA Development Awards has been extended until 15 October 2021! The awards recognise excellence, leadership and innovation...
August 26, 2021
The call for nominations is now open for the 2021 IWA Development Awards! The awards recognise excellence, leadership and innovation in the water sector, and ai...