July 15, 2021
Despite water covering 70% of the Earth’s surface, water is a lot less abundant than it seems, especially in places like Sub-Saharan Africa. Poverty, compounded with rapid population growth and rural-urban migration, have render...
June 14, 2021
Each year, the European Development Days (EDDs) bring the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. On ...
April 16, 2021
Improving and managing universal services of water and sanitation in a holistic manner is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and addressing the needs of millions of people around the world. Ensuring access to...
March 25, 2021
Over 1000 people from 84 countries registered for the recent webinar on thermal and chemical energy recovery from wastewater. More than 50% of attendees were young water professionals. Over 100 questions were raised and discussed ...
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 basic, yet vital, service allows women, girls, and those who menstrua...
January 28, 2021
Utilities must build resilience to counter climate change Climate change is already an established reality in Africa. Prolonged droughts, unprecedented floods, depleted rain forests, and ocean acidification are regional climate ph...
January 14, 2021
In recent times, the water and sanitation sector has been progressing at varying speeds in different parts of the world.  Despite the progress made, as water and sanitation professionals and leaders, we cannot be complacent. We n...
January 11, 2021
By Catarina Morais & Zach White of GSMA In Sub-Saharan Africa there are more unique mobile subscribers (477 million) than there are people with access to safely managed water services (275 million). The expansion of mobile con...
December 8, 2020
[For French version, please scroll down / Pour la version française, veuillez faire défiler vers le bas] One experience that lives with me to this day was the flooding we encountered during my time as a student in Maroua, north ...
October 13, 2020
IWA Announces New Initiative & Webinar Series: Regulating for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation The International Water Association (IWA) has launched a new IWA initiative: Regulating Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS). This ini...