December 10, 2014
Negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) under the WTO have taken place this week in Geneva with the participation of 14 member states*. The current round of negotiations focuses on technologies used in the water an...
December 4, 2014
Will the 4,000 diplomats from the world’s 196 countries gathered at the COP 20 this week in Lima prioritize water in climate negotiations? The COP 20 climate talks currently taking place in Lima, Peru, offer an opportunity to pa...
November 19, 2014
Each year, cities around the world spend $90 billion to build infrastructure that’s used to deliver and treat water. To meet the needs of growing urban populations, some cities transport clean water thousands of kilometers to th...
November 19, 2014
A new video providing a collection of insights on opportunities and solutions for Water, Energy and Food Security has been shown at the recent Nexus Symposium which took place in Beijing. The Nexus Beijing Symposium, entitled  ...
November 18, 2014
New scientific findings indicate that investing in watershed conservation is cost-effective for one in four cities worldwide A new analysis of more than 2,000 drinking sources (rivers, forests and other ecosystems from which water...
November 17, 2014
Global demographic and economic trends present opportunities to ‘get it right’ on water and sanitation. This challenges all those with a professional interest in water to innovate and connect to a wider world. The new IWA Stra...
September 26, 2014
In late September 2014, global attention focused on two assemblies separated by five time zones across one ocean. New York and Lisbon hosted influential gatherings to advance human progress in the face of escalating competition ov...
September 23, 2014
Essential foundations needed for successful water utilities Water utilities around the world vary in how they are set up, especially in terms of public or private sector ownership, but they all share management issues on which imp...
September 23, 2014
The challenges of scaling-up water recycling More extensive use of managed recycling of water offers one of the most promising opportunities for coping with ever-growing pressures on water resources, but there are significant chal...
September 1, 2014
Sanitation 21  is an important component of the global sanitation toolkit, which presents a planning framework based on international best practices. Initially developed in 2006, this updated version builds on recent experiences ...