November 9, 2017
A few years ago I saw the CEO of an Australian water utility talk about managing water supply in a period of unprecedented water scarcity. She said a key element of the utility’s success in changing consumer behavior and reducin...
Photo: Janicki Omniprocessor, Dakar, Senegal   The rapid development of the science and technology related to water will have profound impacts on the delivery of the water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While t...
November 6, 2017
In the wake of a successful Open Access Week, advocates from around the globe are celebrating our progress towards ‘openness’. Open Access, Open Source, Open Data, Open Courseware, Open Universities – ‘Openness’ is p...
October 31, 2017
As the impacts of climate change and urbanization rapidly increase, there is no doubt that the water and wastewater utility of the future will need to be a low energy, low carbon, sustainable and water-wise utility. While there ar...
October 31, 2017
Many of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations, development banks, government officials, and impact entrepreneurs gathered last month at the United Nations to address the world’s most pressing human challenges.  For ...
October 24, 2017
It still surprises people outside of the water sector when they find out that the human rights to water and sanitation (HRWS) were explicitly recognised by the United Nations General Assembly only in 2010. One would think that a h...
October 18, 2017
“The Inter-American Development Bank is a Strategic Partner to the IWA Water and Development Congress, where we will showcase our work to advance the water and sanitation agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean. We strongl...
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 11, 2017
Infrequent or a lack of potable water supply has made wastewater reuse and recovery a method of choice for many across the globe. Whether it has been for hundreds of years like in Greek cities, or a new endeavor like in Dakar, Sen...