October 23, 2015
It may be a familiar refrain, but 2015 is truly an historic year for water. Solving global water challenges is now recognised as one of the top priorities for humankind. The recently adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with ...
October 17, 2015
The ongoing Syrian civil war has forced millions of Syrian families to seek refuge in neighbouring countries and elsewhere. Since conflict broke out in 2011, Jordan has registered approximately 630.000 Syrian refugees, although an...
October 5, 2015
The rapidly growing population of cities will further exacerbate the already existing severe impacts of untreated used water on public health and environment. However, in many regions the management of waste water, respectively us...
September 25, 2015
The short answer is, until recently we didn’t know. Despite not having an adequate evidence base to inform public and private utilities of how many people or what skills were required, at national level the water, sanitation and...
September 24, 2015
China’s water problems are the stuff of legend. Decades of extraordinary economic growth have gone hand-in-hand with the mismanagement, pollution and overuse of the country’s water resources and ecosystems. Recognition of the ...
July 2, 2015
Recently in Kampala I met the Deputy Executive Director of the Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), and her environment and public health team to discuss our Memorandum of Understanding. Waiting for the meeting to begin, I scann...
May 20, 2015
Non-revenue water is one of the lowest hanging fruits in order to improve the efficiency of water utilities around the world. Especially the water losses in the distribution systems are obvious when analysing data from water utili...
May 4, 2015
Kenya’s flood prone Nyando District highlights the growing need for better planning and greater investment. During a fact finding trip on my recent visit to Kenya, our group huddled around a community spokesman as he reminisced...
April 14, 2015
Recognising the complex linkages between water-energy-food is not new, but more and more attention is being focused on how to optimize and promote inter-sectoral collaboration from the ministerial level, to water companies, to loc...
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...