May 10, 2022
With increased commitment from the international community to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all sectors in accordance with the Paris Agreement, the water sector has never felt the pressure it is now under to transitio...
May 3, 2022
Like all countries across the globe, Norway is not immune to climate change. Increased precipitation and extreme weather events in the country mean that water and wastewater systems have a growing vulnerability to water-related ri...
April 20, 2022
International collaboration is key to unleashing the potential of an energy and climate neutral water sector. But in all its essence, proper homework starts at home. As such, Denmark in 2019 established 14 Climate Partnerships to ...
April 14, 2022
IWA is launching a dedicated recognition programme for water, wastewater, and urban drainage utilities willing to improve their climate resilience and showcase their actions. The IWA Climate Smart Utilities Recognition Programme a...
March 18, 2022
This year’s theme for World Water Day is groundwater, making the invisible visible. Groundwater resources globally provide about 50% of all drinking water, about 40% of water used for agriculture, and about 30% of the water ...
December 22, 2021
A new generation of highly skilled professionals is urgently needed to deliver sustainable and resilient responses to the challenges of increasing water stress. In response to this the International Water Association (IWA), in col...
December 2, 2021
How well water issues are managed will materially affect how far and fast greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced to help keep warming limited to 1.5 C. How can water sector professionals effectively enable emission reductions?
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 first elected in Lisbon in October 2019 and took office in May 2021 due...
November 22, 2021
The recent COP26 meeting in Glasgow delivered some signs for optimism. In particular, we saw the ground-breaking development of a historic pledge agreed by 105 countries to slash methane emissions. This shows that countries are ca...
November 4, 2021
Energy consumption within the water industry contributes to global carbon emissions, while there are also process emissions from nitrous oxides and methane emissions in wastewater systems. According to IWA’s WACCLIM initiative, ...