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 23, 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...
September 13, 2021
Standing here in Copenhagen today, outside beautiful Tivoli, I am excited that there is just one year to go before we will all meet in this wonderful city.
August 26, 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...
June 24, 2021
Professor David Sedlak of UC Berkeley and author of Water 4.0 shares his perspective on the next path for water management.

News / Events

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...
June 24, 2021
Our first ever virtual World Water Congress has been an absolute success! We hosted 51 sessions presented by more than 150 speakers, screened three insightful d...
October 13, 2020
IWA Announces New Initiative & Webinar Series: Regulating for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation The International Water Association (IWA) has launched a new IWA...