March 3, 2021
As I write this blog from my house in London, I reflect on the fact that here we are fortunate to receive 24/7 access to running water and safe sanitation. This basic, yet vital, service allows women, girls, and those who menstrua...
February 26, 2021
The devastating impacts of climate change on people, their environment as well as on the economies of countries are felt in all regions of the world and in every strata of society. Ironically, however, the deadliest impacts of the...
September 30, 2020
Water Stewardship: License to operate? After 200 years of industrialisation where water was used rather thoughtlessly and our natural resources and environment were almost neglected, the winds of change have begun to blow the rece...
June 22, 2020
COVID-19 and Safe Hand Washing- What has changed for the urban middle class in Northern India? As India went into lockdown in March 2020 due to COVID-19, I was sitting in home contemplating what I can do in this lockdown situation...
December 4, 2019
I see it…the headline grabs me – just do it…why not – the International Water Association – seemingly one of the biggest organisations in the world, supporting all aspects of sustainable water management ...
July 1982, a young Italian girl dives for the 8th time from a rock of the Enfola beach in the crystal clear water of  Elba, the protected island of the Tuscan archipelago. To catch her breath she decides to lie on the surface. En...
April 23, 2019
There is always bad news with Cyber security and rarely any good. This blog will try to be different, although we will start with the bad, but we hope to reinforce and reassure with some good news. We will examine the context of c...
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...
March 20, 2019
Leaving No One Behind This year, the UN’s World Water Day on 22 March 2019 theme is “Leaving no one behind”, considering groups whose access to water and sanitation may be overlooked and working to break down barr...
March 1, 2019
Water managers and the myth of best practice Managing urban water challenges lies at the heart of a sustainable future and drives my work in the sector. As a coach, I talk to many managers and leaders grappling with difficult wate...