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...
March 3, 2021
As I write this blog from my house in London, I reflect on the fact that here we are fortunate to receive 24/7 access to running water and safe sanitation. This basic, yet vital, service allows women, girls, and those who menstrua...
February 26, 2021
The devastating impacts of climate change on people, their environment as well as on the economies of countries are felt in all regions of the world and in every strata of society. Ironically, however, the deadliest impacts of the...
January 28, 2021
Utilities must build resilience to counter climate change Climate change is already an established reality in Africa. Prolonged droughts, unprecedented floods, depleted rain forests, and ocean acidification are regional climate ph...
January 14, 2021
In recent times, the water and sanitation sector has been progressing at varying speeds in different parts of the world.  Despite the progress made, as water and sanitation professionals and leaders, we cannot be complacent. We n...