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

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...
June 25, 2018
In Part 1 of this series, the fundamentals of blockchain were explained to provide a basis of understanding of this new technology and how it could be applied w...
June 12, 2018
My path to the water industry has been somewhat unconventional, given my background in mechanical engineering. This path though has given me different perspecti...

News / Events

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...
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...