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

January 12, 2018
Here are the top 5 most read blogs of 2017. If you want to submit a blog for consideration in 2018, contact us. 1. Desalination – Past, Present and Future...
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 s...
What role do corporate actors have in tackling water security issues and working towards the global development agenda more broadly? The question is no longer i...
January 11, 2017
The water sector finds itself facing unprecedented challenges. The World Economic Forum has placed water at the top of its global risks register, and few countr...

News / Events

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...
November 14, 2016
2030 timeline to solve all major water challenges Solving global water challenges is now recognised as one of the top priorities for humankind. The recently ad...
05 Jul - 07 Jul 2017 Belgium/Ghent
5 Jul 2017 12:00:00 7 Jul 2017 18:00:00 Europe/London IWA Regional Young Water Professionals Conference Benelux IWA Event Ghent - Belgium International Water Association contact@iwa.net