Tom Williams

Programmes Director
Tom Williams has been with the International Water Association (IWA) since 2003 and as their Programmes Director since January 2013. At the IWA Tom is coordinating their thematic programmes, which aim to address and respond to some of the significant... Read full biography
October 12, 2016
Two years ago, humanity passed a critical threshold. For the first time in human history more people lived in cities and urban areas than in rural areas. That trend is accelerating, and by 2050 roughly 6.4 billion people will live...
July 14, 2016
In moving towards a more sustainable world, we are encouraged by policy makers and thought leaders to apply a ‘systems’ approach and seek ‘integration’. For water management, the vague interpretation of these terms makes t...
November 18, 2015
City and utility leaders who embrace both natural and engineered water infrastructure will not only meet future water demand; they will reshape our planet’s landscape for the better. In less than 20 years from now, nearly three-...
July 2, 2015
Recently in Kampala I met the Deputy Executive Director of the Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), and her environment and public health team to discuss our Memorandum of Understanding. Waiting for the meeting to begin, I scann...
June 19, 2015
The Middle East and North Africa, a region beset by conflict and instability, faces unparalleled water scarcity. Solving water security problems in each country could be the driver for greater regional cooperation and peace buildi...