August 31, 2017
This November, Argentina will host the Water and Development Congress, organized by the International Water Association (IWA), an event that will attract leading experts in the field around the globe. We believe that an event of t...
High levels of water losses in distribution systems (both real and apparent losses) continue to burden water companies and customers around the world: water losses vary from very low to unsustainably high. Pressure management, and...
August 14, 2017
Starting a governance reform process? ‘Governance reform’ is a catch phrase that is often used by water leaders as a panacea to fix the many ills afflicting a water sector. From a management perspective, reforms can be difficu...
In early 2016, it was reported that the salinity level of water in Thailand’s Chao Phraya River was dangerously high, putting the safety of drinking water for the nation’s capital, Bangkok, at risk. The official reason given f...
August 9, 2017
Young people should be involved in the decisions of today as they will, ultimately, own the outcomes. They also play an important role in driving action towards a sustainable future in their organisations, sectors and communities....
August 8, 2017
Wastewater treatment consumes large amounts of energy. At the same time, energy, nutrients and other valuable materials can be recovered from wastewater, recycled and reused. Around the world, wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) ar...
August 1, 2017
In an instant, Copenhagen was transformed into a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie. We were soaked to the bones in seconds, and the road we were walking down turned into a wild river of rainwater with a pinch of sewage. My fri...
July 25, 2017
Water is a finite resource. With a growing population, an expanding global middle class and a rise in energy and industrial production, the demand for water is reaching new levels. According to the OECD, global demand for freshwat...
July 24, 2017
When is a water system smart? At a minimum, if it produces an acceptable product while minimizing energy and other resource requirements. It’s a system that should respond rapidly to disturbances and recover quickly after a majo...
July 20, 2017
As a young wastewater engineer at the Water Supply and Sewerage Company in Korça, the largest city in South-Eastern Albania, I was given my first real opportunity to develop my practical skills as well as the ability to provide s...