May 7, 2018
In 2015, I joined the International Water Association (IWA) through the IWA Connect platform. Prior to that, I had come across the organization while researching for my final year thesis in university. I was convinced to join the ...
Economies run on water. According to a study published by UNESCO’s World Water Assessment Programme, “78% of the jobs constituting the global workforce are water-dependent”, yet current human resources and educational sy...
April 13, 2018
A typical design sequence may be described as “architects make space, engineers add water.” Architectural designers handed over the task of configuring the water systems of buildings to technical specialists at the same time t...
March 27, 2018
As professionals who work in the multidisciplinary water sector, we need to be aware of what new technologies are available, and how they can help us achieve our vision of a water wise world. The High Level Panel on Water have now...
February 5, 2018
The case of Egypt’s Law 48 on wastewater reuse and discharge Egypt, once revered as the “gift of the Nile”, has relied so heavily on the river as the primary source of fresh water for cities, industry and agriculture, that t...
January 12, 2018
Here are the top 5 most read blogs of 2017. If you want to submit a blog for consideration in 2018, contact us. 1. Desalination – Past, Present and Future In response to increasing water scarcity, over the last 30 years desa...
December 22, 2017
Climate change can no longer be ignored. Despite the current US Administration downgrading the threat of climate change in its National Security Strategy, in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria – to name just a few –...
December 21, 2017
Argentina sets ambitious targets of providing universal access to water and 75 percent access to sewerage services for its citizens. How can the country move toward this goal? That was the theme of the discussion on “Argentina D...
Read this story in English A Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas (UNGA) reconheceu o acesso à água potável e ao saneamento como direito humano em 2010; em 2015, veio estabelecer a distinção entre os dois direitos, prevendo e...
Read this story in Portuguese The United  Nations General Assembly (UNGA) recognized access to safe drinking water and sanitation as a human right in 2010; in 2015 it specified a distinction between the human right to safe drinki...