December 1, 2015
The significance of the UN climate change summit this week in Paris is not (only) about ensuring a high-level, legally binding political commitment to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the planet´s average tempe...
November 23, 2015
FLOOD AND DROUGHT SYMPOSIUM United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand November 23rd, 2015 The Asia-Pacific region has recently experienced some of the most damaging weather- and climate-related disasters, with alarming c...
November 18, 2015
City and utility leaders who embrace both natural and engineered water infrastructure will not only meet future water demand; they will reshape our planet’s landscape for the better. In less than 20 years from now, nearly three-...
November 18, 2015
We live in a changing world that is quickly becoming water scarce. Fresh water is critical for human wellbeing, as well as for healthy ecosystems and sustainable economies. Yet water scarcity is increasingly a global reality and w...
November 4, 2015
Planners often depict a city as a human body. Transportation, communication, rivers and sewer systems become arteries and veins pulsing through the city; parks and open spaces become urban lungs detoxifying the air they breathe. B...
October 17, 2015
Climate change and variability directly affect all parts of the water cycle, from snowmelt to the timing of rainy and dry seasons. Water is the medium through which we see how changes in rainfall, temperature and extreme weather c...
October 15, 2015
River basins are the lifeblood of nations. From the earliest civilisations they have strongly influenced human settlement and growth. Their degradation is a danger to sustainable water resources that provide domestic water supply,...
September 18, 2015
Whether it is natural climate variability or human activities – growing population, increasing urbanisation, changing land usage and economic development – contributing to climate change, its disruptive influence on wa...
September 2, 2015
Good news for the sector: water is well represented in the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This led to shared optimism during the World Water Week 2015 in Stockholm, this August. Not only is there a specific g...
August 26, 2015
From the most ancient civilizations to today’s modern cities, water has been a key element enabling human civilization to grow, prosper and flourish. The central role of water in the development of cities cannot be overstated. T...