November 17, 2022
The International Water Association (IWA) is marking UN World Toilet Day, held annually on 19 November to raise awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation worldwide. The Association is ...
November 15, 2022
On World Toilet Day, the international community will assess its progress on providing sanitation to all. Unfortunately, while we’ve made significant advancements, we are not on track to provide universal access to safely-manage...
For most of world’s one billion low-income urban dwellers, water is undrinkable. Even when accessible municipal water is relatively safe, faecal bacteria contaminate the water as it is dispensed at shared water points and subseq...
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...
As we mark this year’s World Toilet Day, it is imperative to recognise the interdependency of the targets under SDG 6 from a holistic point of view, and most importantly, highlight the link between groundwater and sanitation: ma...
November 9, 2022
Lack of innovative sanitation technologies is one of the reasons why the world is making poor progress towards the SDGs in the provision of safe sanitation for all.  The quest for cheap rather than cost-effective solutions result...
October 20, 2022
Nominations are open for management committees of the following Specialist Groups: Efficient Urban Water Management – applications are open until 10 November (extended deadline), find out more and access the form through IWA...
October 13, 2022
IWA recently launched a new initiative on Inclusive Urban Sanitation which seeks to reshape the global urban sanitation agenda focusing on the need for an accelerated and inclusive approach to expanding safe service coverage – b...
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...
September 14, 2022
The International Water Association (IWA) and the Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation Regulators Association (ESAWAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 14 September 2022 during the IWA World Water Congress ...