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

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.
March 3, 2021
As I write this blog from my house in London, I reflect on the fact that here we are fortunate to receive 24/7 access to running water and safe sanitation. This...
February 26, 2021
The devastating impacts of climate change on people, their environment as well as on the economies of countries are felt in all regions of the world and in ever...
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 ...

News / Events

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...
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...