February 1, 2019
Over the last few decades, Burkina Faso, partly due to its geographical location, has experienced strong seasonal and annual climatic variations that place pressure on limited water resources. Climate variability is a major constr...
January 28, 2019
Intermittent Water Supply (IWS) refers to piped water supply service that is available to consumers less than 24 hours per day and affects at least 1.3 billion people around the world. In an IWS situation, consumers usually secure...
January 8, 2019
It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect our water sources against chemical pollution from growing urbanisation and social and technological development. With tens of thousands of chemicals in commercial use and millions o...
December 20, 2018
Thanks to our bloggers and readers, the IWA blog has become a reference for those with a thirst for communicating and learning about water, and for those wanting to discuss issues from different angles. Here are the top 5 of our m...
December 18, 2018
Christian Loderer, IWA Austria, interviews Enrique Cabrera, IWA Vice-President, and Ulrike Kelm, IWA Communications Manager. Photo: Enrique Cabrera, IWA Vice-President Photo source: FGWW   On the 15th of November 2018 Mr. Cab...
December 10, 2018
IWA Supports Capacity Development in Emerging PBC Markets   To support the growth of sustainable utilities, the International Water Association and the World Bank Group are promoting performance-based contracts (PBCs) as a me...
December 4, 2018
It has been seven years since Thailand was ravaged by severe flooding, significantly weakening both the economic and social environments of the country. Attributed to both natural and man-made factors, flooding in Thailand is comm...
November 28, 2018
Go to any major water conference and you will hear the word ‘collaboration’ in almost every presentation. Water professionals recognise that working with others is essential in the 21st Century water sector. But the evidence s...
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 people, climate change with hydrological extremes such as floods and drou...
October 30, 2018
The invention of the “well” was a revolutionary breakthrough that has been frequently overlooked. This cradle of freshwater was the key to the growth and development of inland communities dating back nearly 10,000 years, that&...