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 ...
June 10, 2019
The latest UN data estimates that around 3.6 billion people – almost half the global population – live in areas that are potentially water-scarce at least one month per year. World Bank data projects that by 2050, popu...
June 3, 2019
The FAMAE foundation has announced the six winners of its Precious Water innovation competition, including the result of its International Water Association Prize. The competition, backed by a €2 million endowment, drew some 300...
May 13, 2019
Photo: Jacob Amengor (second from left), after being awarded the 2018 IWA Young Water Professionals Award at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Integrated collaboration of multidisciplinary teams is fun...
April 10, 2019
How to bridge the financial gap in the WASH sector by helping water utilities become creditworthy? Annually, it has been estimated that approximately 114 billion USD must be spent in the WASH sector if the dedicated water goal, th...
Our grandparents focused their lives on making sure they had enough to live; our parents had the chance to start their lives with not much, and grow into a more and more comfortable life; we’re lucky to have been born to a comfo...
March 29, 2019
As countries across the world increasingly experience water scarcity, the ‘water-is-the-new-oil’ adage has come to the fore thousand times. So too has ‘data-is-the-new-oil’, this time to reflect the immense commercial valu...