June 5, 2020
Photo by Gustavo Quepón on Unsplash This year’s theme for World Environment Day is Time for Nature, and with COVID-19  many of us are now taking the time  to appreciate our green spaces as the monotony of lockdowns are bei...
March 6, 2020
“We cannot solve our problem with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein We’ve all heard about thinking out of the box… But it’s easier said than done. A few days ago I was pushed outside my box...
SDGs
February 18, 2020
Director of Planning at the Greater Copenhagen Utility, Brian Jansen, gives a very brief overview of some of the Technical Tours being offered at the 2021 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark. The tours...
SDGs
October 3, 2019
Diane D'Arras – The Future from IWA on Vimeo. President of the International Water Association, Diane D’Arras, outlines the main actors and axes that can determine the water-wise status of a city. She states that ...
September 11, 2019
On the initiative Berlin’s water utility Berliner Wasserbetriebe and the Berlin Center of Competence for Water (KWB), the City of Berlin has now endorsed the IWA principles on Water-wise Cities. At the opening ceremony of the In...
August 20, 2019
Drainage channels built in early years in Hong Kong were designed primarily for flood protection purpose with less considerations on environmental protection or ecological conservation. To address the impacts of global climate cha...
June 11, 2019
IWA President, Diane d’Arras, jury of the FAMAE PRECIOUS WATER competition, unboxes the winner Hydrao shower head. The FAMAE Foundation launched the PRECIOUS WATER competition in order to support international innovation to ...
April 4, 2019
Change is all around us. Climate change, population growth, urbanisation and resource depletion are the major global challenges facing humankind, and these issues are all most prevalent in our cities. With one in four large cities...
Our grandparents focused their lives on making sure they had enough to live; our parents had the chance to start their lives with not much, and grow into a more and more comfortable life; we’re lucky to have been born to a comfo...
March 20, 2019
Leaving No One Behind This year, the UN’s World Water Day on 22 March 2019 theme is “Leaving no one behind”, considering groups whose access to water and sanitation may be overlooked and working to break down barr...