Katharine Cross

Programme Manager, Basins of the Future
Katharine joined IWA in July 2012 as a Programmes Manager and leads the Basins of the Future programme, which centres on resource optimization within basins working with stakeholders across catchments from basin organizations to industry to utilities... Read full biography
October 12, 2017
The peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean has passed but the storms are not yet over. Hurricane Harvey broke rainfall records in the continental USA with its downpour severely impacting southeast Texas; Hurricane Irma, wa...
October 5, 2017
Rapid urbanization is one of the defining global trends of our time, with both positive and negative impacts. Increasing concentrations of population create challenges to supply enough resources including food, energy and water. ...
May 9, 2017
Satellites have a long history, with the American writer, Edward Everett Hale, writing speculative fiction containing the first known depiction of an artificial satellite to measure longitude in The Brick Moon, back in 1869. Durin...
March 29, 2016
Rivers are the arteries of our planet. They have played an essential role in the development of humanity since the dawn of human history. Human settlements have, out of necessity, been built close to bodies of water, which is why ...
October 17, 2015
Climate change and variability directly affect all parts of the water cycle, from snowmelt to the timing of rainy and dry seasons. Water is the medium through which we see how changes in rainfall, temperature and extreme weather c...