Industry

Industry

In industrialized nations, industries consume more than half of the water available for human use.

Water is critical for industries, both as a product and as an important component of many  supply chains, demanding huge quantities of fresh water and producing large volumes of wastewater and pollution. Corporations are increasingly aware of the business risk that water brings and their environmental impact, making water a critical part of their strategy and operations.

Projects

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Strategies for Nexus Infrastructure in Africa

IWA produced a study for the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) that outlines a roadmap towards nexus solutions ...

Compendium of Water Quality Regulatory Frameworks:...

Promoting Efficient Water Use - State of the Art Overview of Water Quality Guidelines and Standards Worldwide. The Co...

Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions

Optimizing Infrastructure and Technologies Across the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to Create Benefits and Long-term Sustainab...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

October 5, 2018
One of the main transformative powers of blockchain as I see it, is in creating a new framework for citizen engagement, knowledge sharing, and inclusivity &#821...
There are two main types of abstracts: short abstracts are usually 100 to 300 words, and extended abstracts are usually 1 to 3 pages. Here are top 10 hints for ...
July 11, 2018
Phosphorus (P) is essential to human life and vital for food production. It is the critical building block of DNA, cell membrane and bones and plays a crucial r...
July 9, 2018
Recent estimates place global annual non-revenue water (NRW), i.e. water produced but not billed because of commercial or physical losses, at 126 billion cubic...

News / Events

October 15, 2018
Information every water professional should know The Tokyo edition 2018 of the ‘International Statistics for Water Services’ released at the IWA World Wate...
16 Jun - 20 Jun 2019 Germany/Berlin
16 Jun 2019 12:00:00 20 Jun 2019 18:00:00 Europe/London 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse IWA Event Berlin - Germany International Water Association contact@iwa.net
27 Nov - 30 Nov 2018 Germany/Frankfurt am Main
27 Nov 2018 12:00:00 30 Nov 2018 18:00:00 Europe/London Pretreatment Industrial Water – Supported IWA Event Frankfurt am Main - Germany International Water Association contact@iwa.net
July 24, 2017
Contribute to a better water future with your work The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 Programme Committee  is looking for contributions under...