The Lisbon Charter is an international framework of good practice for public policy and regulation in drinking water supply, sanitation and wastewater management services. It contains clear reference to the rights and responsibilities of the various stakeholders and users. It offers a vision and a practical platform for reforming water management for sustainable development. Through five key pri...
December 18, 2014
 The Nexus Dialogue Beijing Symposium brought participants from around the world to learn and share experiences on water-energy-food nexus.
November 18, 2014
 Video showing interviews with participants and meeting insights into the four Nexus Dialogue workshops across the globe. Shown at the Beijing Nexus Symposium November 2014.
In late September 2014, global attention focused on two assemblies separated by five time zones across one ocean. New York and Lisbon hosted influential gatherings to advance human progress in the face of escalating competition over finite natural resources, in particular: water. The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition Synthesis Report is a groundbreaking report documenting the key discuss...
Shortages of human resources in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector will undermine the progress made by many countries over the last decades to increase access to water and sanitation. In this report, the first of its kind, the IWA provides an overarching recommendation for the development of national capacity development strategies that have high-level political buy-in with involveme...
Sanitation 21  is an important component of the global sanitation toolkit, which presents a planning framework based on international best practices. Initially developed in 2006, this updated version builds on recent experiences where good planning has formed an integral part of achieving improvements in urban sanitation. The document sets out key principles and process guidelines to help city s...
August 15, 2014
A solutions-finding workshop that uses a “food-water-energy nexus” approach to natural resource issues in the Amu Darya river basin in Central Asia. Film edited & produced by Augustin Chabrol.
April 17, 2014
Participants in the Nexus Dialogue Bangkok workshop identify infrastructure solutions to tackle water-food-energy challenges.
November 29, 2013
A full workshop report with basin solutions from the Bogota workshop can be found via this website: