Workplaces often reflect societal stereotypes, and the water and sanitation workforce is no exception. Women continue to be an underrepresented group. Research also shows that women are often under-represented in relevant governme...
August 18, 2022
The Asia Water Forum (AWF) took place virtually on 8-11 August 2022. Organised annually by the Asian Development Bank, the forum is one of the main platforms to discuss water issues in Asia, and to share knowledge and experience o...
August 10, 2022
According to the World Bank, we are around US$114 billion short of achieving the UN SDG 6 on water. Some of the most important challenges around water include lack of access to clean sources and proper sanitation, efficient wastew...
June 28, 2022
We are nearing a ‘moment’ where digital adoption by many water utilities in low- and middle-income countries is increasingly in reach. Technologies are maturing at the same time as many of the fundamental ingredients needed fo...
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.