August 19, 2016
Fresh water touches every part of daily life – from drinking water and sanitation, to agriculture and energy production. Unfortunately, for nearly half of the world’s population, water scarcity is a growing issue with deva...
August 18, 2016
Climate change is water change. Increasing global temperatures and changing weather patterns are directly impacting flood risks, and the availability and quality of source waters. While the water sector has to cope with the impact...
August 16, 2016
The last 20 years have seen much progress towards addressing water losses in urban water distribution systems. So much so, that there basically seems no significant advances left to make, nor completely new methods or technologies...
August 10, 2016
Thanks to the threats posed to human health and the environment, and the economic costs of its treatment, wastewater from domestic, industrial and agricultural processes has been considered a serious problem for a long time. Howev...
July 27, 2016
Water loss management is one of the most important issues facing water suppliers around the world. The Sustainable Development Goals have made poverty alleviation and access to safe drinking water a political priority. Targets on ...
July 14, 2016
In moving towards a more sustainable world, we are encouraged by policy makers and thought leaders to apply a ‘systems’ approach and seek ‘integration’. For water management, the vague interpretation of these terms makes t...
June 24, 2016
The IWA’s Cities of the Future Programme (CoF) is gearing up for an exciting year ahead. This October, IWA will be hosting the World Water Congress and Exhibition 2016 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, where CoF will host a Ci...
June 20, 2016
Humanity cannot thrive and survive without water. Cities cannot function without water. A simple, but powerful reality. And yet, the pace of planning, innovation, governance, stakeholder collaboration and level of citizen engageme...
May 3, 2016
Thailand’s Songkran New Year Festival celebrations were typically wild and wet this year, with Bangkok’s streets becoming an enormous water fight. Symbolically, Songkran marks the end of the dry season and the start of the rai...
April 29, 2016
Despite rumors to the contrary, the need to improve the effluent quality of wastewater treatment plants still engages the interest of the scientific community. Although wastewater treatment plants are designed with the main aim of...