October 15, 2014
As IWA release an updated Sanitation21 document, IWA Programmes Director Tom Williams talks about the urgent need to catalyse significant new thinking and planning for urban sanitation services. A recent publication from the Water...
September 26, 2014
In late September 2014, global attention focused on two assemblies separated by five time zones across one ocean. New York and Lisbon hosted influential gatherings to advance human progress in the face of escalating competition ov...
September 23, 2014
Capacity development support Against a backdrop of the water sector facing the need to attract young talent to help find and implement solutions across a diverse set of issues, IWA’s Young Water Professionals Congress programme ...
September 23, 2014
Essential foundations needed for successful water utilities Water utilities around the world vary in how they are set up, especially in terms of public or private sector ownership, but they all share management issues on which imp...
September 23, 2014
The challenges of scaling-up water recycling More extensive use of managed recycling of water offers one of the most promising opportunities for coping with ever-growing pressures on water resources, but there are significant chal...
September 22, 2014
Shortages of human resources in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector will undermine the progress made by many countries over the last decades to increase access to water and sanitation. In this report, the first of its...
September 20, 2014
Water’s key but complex role in development and health With water professionals gathered in Lisbon to exchange experiences on providing water and sanitation around the world, keynote speaker Hans Rosling of the Gapminder Founda...
September 19, 2014
My colleague, Ganesh, went to his first Stockholm World Water Week in 1992. He worked for a small NGO and stayed in a tent. Every morning he set his alarm, got dressed, got out of the tent in his suit, locked the tent and made his...
March 27, 2014
During the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition (Lisbon, 21 -26 September), over 5000 of the world’s leading water professionals from over 90 countries will meet to debate and plan for the future of water management. The Ha...