May 24, 2022
The Philippines is particularly vulnerable to climate change: increased frequency of extreme weather events, rising temperatures, extreme rainfall, and sea level rise are threatening livelihoods and water management in the country...
February 24, 2022
One of the challenges shaping the water sector is the discussion around the vital role that women play. Even though the water sector recognises that gender matters for water and that women are critical to achieving sustainability,...
February 17, 2022
Through the IWA initiative “Regulating for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation” and in collaboration with its partners, namely representatives from regulators and organisations across the globe, the International Water Association a...
January 18, 2022
The International Water Association’s global network is growing and becoming more diverse, with the latest addition being a new Governing Member in Bolivia, strengthening the Association’s reach. “IWA’s Governing Members a...
January 6, 2022
As part of IWA’s mission to empower Young Water Professionals to contribute to sustainable water management, a new IWA Young Water Professionals (IWA YWP) Chapter was established in Ecuador on 8 December 2021. This IWA YWP chapt...
October 14, 2021
To mark Global Handwashing Day on 15 October, Léo Heller, former UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, writes about the human right to handwashing and the role of public policy.
October 4, 2021
The call for nominations for the 2021 IWA Development Awards has been extended until 15 October 2021! The awards recognise excellence, leadership and innovation in the water sector, and aim to encourage the sustainable management ...
August 26, 2021
The call for nominations is now open for the 2021 IWA Development Awards! The awards recognise excellence, leadership and innovation in the water sector, and aim to encourage the sustainable management of water in low- and middle-...
August 12, 2021
There are 2.4 billion people without improved sanitation and another 2.1 billion with inadequate sanitation (i.e. wastewater drains directly into surface waters), and despite improvements over the past decades, the unsafe manageme...
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...