July 19, 2017
  Matsue city, Japan, 1 August 2015: “Earthquake alarm!” On 1 August 2015, Japan’s national water day, 32 households in a neighbourhood of Matsue city, near beautiful Lake Shinji, discovered they were without running wa...
July 18, 2017
The importance of ensuring everyone has access to sustainable clean water, safe sanitation, and is able to practice safe hygiene (or WASH as it is commonly known) is widely accepted. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is the most rece...
July 7, 2017
It was almost the end of March, and I was ready for the typical complaint from my parents living in Lima, “it is so cold!” they would say, even when March is only the beginning of autumn in Peru. It is not like Peruvians enjoy...
June 28, 2017
If my academic and professional experience has taught me anything, it is that Noam Chomsky got it right when he said, “We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be...
Cities today face many competing demands. They must ensure enough food and water to sustain growing populations, plan to adapt and mitigate impacts of climate change, and build attractive urban centres. Financing projects in citie...
June 23, 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals are driving us to ambitious outcomes, one of which is to guarantee access to safe drinking water and sanitation for all. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, achieving universalization of both services mea...
June 8, 2017
“When the future of water is in your hands, you act decisively to make every drop count” The official tagline of the Philippine Young Water Professionals (PYWP) was adopted as our group’s collective vision. Four years ago, t...
May 24, 2017
As the global population climbs toward 9 billion, rivers will experience tremendous pressure. To provide the necessary resources for our growing communities, more river flows will be diverted for agriculture and industry, stored f...
Our daily life is full of indicators: from GDP providing an indication of economic health, to grades in school to show how a student has performed, to body temperature confirming whether or not a patient has a fever. But, what are...