December 9, 2014
As the COP20 climate talks enter their second week, they still represent the greatest opportunity to pave the way for a binding global deal that recognizes and prioritizes the links between climate adaptation, mitigation and r...
December 8, 2014
Crossing the barrier from research to innovation, leading to a product that can be commercialised, is something most researchers have a conceptual problem with. We are trained to focus on answering a specific question given to us ...
December 5, 2014
When we talk about inspiring change in the water sector, I immediately think about the people who will drive that change – those the water sector needs now and in the future making this happen. We must recognize that the wat...
November 19, 2014
The “Lisbon Charter” offers a vision for reforming water management for sustainable development Water is considered to be the greatest risk facing the world over coming decades; a risk of high likelihood and even higher impact...
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...