Urbanisation

Urbanisation

Cities consume 75% of the world’s natural resources and 80% of the global energy supply.

By 2050, roughly 6.4 billion people will live in a city, and demand for water will have increased by 55 percent. Cities power economic development and water security can seriously undermine this. Cities need to take steps to connect to their basins and enable water management institutions to make investments to secure water quantity and quality and mitigate flood risks.

Projects

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Sanitation for and by Nature

Guidance on evidence-based practices for improved sanitation, water security and ecological health, with a focus on natu...

New Urban Agenda

How to Respond to the Commitments and Call for Action of the New Urban Agenda? The New Urban Agenda (NUA) is the outc...

Water-Wise Cities

Humanity cannot thrive and survive without water. Cities cannot function without water. A simple, but powerful reality. ...

Sydney Symposium Communiqué

Towards a common ´urban water framework´ The Sydney Symposium brought together urban planning professionals to debate...

Preparing for Extreme and Rare Events in Coastal R...

Developing Adaptive Risk Management Approaches and Increasing Resilience of Coastal Regions to Impacts of Climate Variab...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

The urbanisation trend is an undeniable fact worldwide in large and small cities all over the globe. Water supply and sanitation are two of the most fundamental...
November 26, 2019
 Using storm water solutions to create a better city. Examples from Copenhagen   Last month Copenhagen was the host of the C40 Mayors summit. Here more th...
November 13, 2018
Today many cities around the world have been facing great change pressures of increasing demands due to population growth, urbanization, influx of displaced peo...
August 13, 2018
Water is at the heart of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, energy and food production, healthy ecosystems and human surviv...

News / Events

05 Jul - 09 Jul 2020 Singapore/Singapore
5 Jul 2020 12:00:00 9 Jul 2020 18:00:00 Europe/London Singapore International Water Week – Water Convention 2020 IWA Event Singapore - Singapore International Water Association contact@iwa.net
February 18, 2019
The UN High Level Panel on Water state “The replacement of inefficient taps, toilets, showerheads, washing machines, and dishwashers with more efficient model...
November 22, 2018
Strasbourg and SDEA join the water-wise movement The French city of Strasbourg and the regional provider of drinking water and sanitation services, the Syndicat...
October 18, 2018
From 1-5 December 2019, Sri Lanka will host the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition.   Water is one of the most critical issues facing the...