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...
July 6, 2021
Water regulators should develop a model to identify the full life costs and benefits of sanitation services, according to a new report from the International Water Association (IWA). This approach, which could be based on the exis...
July 1, 2021
Floods and storms are responsible for almost three-quarters of climate disasters. Yet, all around the world, resilience to climate shocks does not get as much attention as the “net zero” agenda.
June 14, 2021
Each year, the European Development Days (EDDs) bring the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. On ...
April 16, 2021
Improving and managing universal services of water and sanitation in a holistic manner is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and addressing the needs of millions of people around the world. Ensuring access to...
March 15, 2021
IWA has published a new factsheet entitled “Engaging vulnerable groups in the implementation of Climate Resilient WSP”. What are vulnerable groups? Both vulnerable and marginalized groups have disadvantages that need t...