October 7, 2019
By 2015 most of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean had reached the Millenium Development Goals, however, according to the more ambitious targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, the region is still far from secu...
SDGs
October 3, 2019
Diane D'Arras – The Future from IWA on Vimeo. President of the International Water Association, Diane D’Arras, outlines the main actors and axes that can determine the water-wise status of a city. She states that ...
August 20, 2019
Drainage channels built in early years in Hong Kong were designed primarily for flood protection purpose with less considerations on environmental protection or ecological conservation. To address the impacts of global climate cha...
August 6, 2019
What are Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and do we understand them? There are multiple definitions of NBS but I will use the definition given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): NBS are defined as “actions...
August 5, 2019
Nominations Deadline Extended to 15 August 2019 Do you know of an innovation in water that has led to demonstrable impact? Nominate it now for the IWA Development Awards 2019.  Due to the many requests for an extension, the dea...
June 27, 2019
“For future water leaders to take advantage of the huge potential of digital technologies, they need to have a clear purpose – be it improving environmental sustainability, reducing operational costs, enhancing custome...
DigitalisationSDGs
June 27, 2019
As we move into a digital economy, we need young talent that can “lead people through this intimidating territory – the type of person that can create a vision for people of what the benefits of digital water are that will cha...
June 21, 2019
At the 16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET) held in Edinburgh, I was particularly gratified by an IWA workshop co-organised by Paul O’Callaghan, BlueTech Research and Jonathan Clement, ...
June 17, 2019
16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET)   Edinburgh, UK, 14 June 2019 – Micro pollutants are present in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. From pharmaceutic...
Climate changeSDGs
June 13, 2019
IWA President Diane D’Arras discusses at the 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA),  the three priorities for water: replenish – treat waste water to return it to the river,  reduce – we ...