November 11, 2022
I have travelled across multiple continents looking at (and using) toilets for my work with the SaniPath team.  Our team uses public health principles to understand how poor sanitation may result in increased risks of exposure to...
October 12, 2022
Global Handwashing Day is an annual advocacy day on 15 October dedicated to advocating for handwashing as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year, the theme is ‘Unite for Universa...
January 6, 2022
Throughout the pandemic, the water sector has played its regular vital role in ensuring essential services keep running. It has also helped through the emerging area of wastewater surveillance, with the pandemic providing an enorm...
November 18, 2021
Despite recent progress, we’re still facing a global sanitation crisis. According to WHO/UNICEF currently almost half of the global population (46%) still does not have access to safely managed sanitation services. Reaching SDG ...
October 21, 2021
We are pleased to announce that the full programme of the Emerging Water Leaders Forum (9-11 November 2021) is now available! This edition is centred around a very significant question: How are young professionals leading the wat...
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.
July 22, 2021
In the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, some face masks used to control the spread of the virus as personal protective equipment (PPE) have become an emerging threat to water, aquatic life and the environment.
February 11, 2021
This blog is part of a series about IWA Fellows and Distinguished Fellows, their career journeys and achievements, ambitions and the COVID-19 challenges in the water sector. In this article, IWA Distinguished Fellow Michael K. Ste...
December 11, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic we have faced this year has brought new challenges to the water sector. There is an even greater need to improve water quality and safety, with existing treatment processes now under the microscope. Positivel...
November 26, 2020
Science and engineering help us understand the world and change it for the better. For example, advancements in drinking water, from germ theory and handwashing to filtration and chlorine disinfection, have substantially reduced d...