March 9, 2018
The world is going through major transitions affecting the way in which we manage water, particularly in cities. IWA has a global outreach and in the IWA Congress we bring together experiences from different parts of the world and...
The Reuse Opportunity: Cities seizing the reuse opportunity in circular economy Wastewater is a global problem. Today, around 80% of all wastewater is discharged untreated into rivers, lakes and oceans. It creates health and environmental hazards, and contributes to Greenhouse Gas emissions, including nitrous oxide and methane. These emissions are three times larger than those produced by conventi...
Development
January 18, 2018
In many world regions Intermittent Water Supply (IWS) systems are prevalent. IWS systems can be defined as piped water supply service that is available to consumers less than 24 hours per day. In an IWS situation, the consumers us...
Development
January 15, 2018
 The World Economic Forum ranks the water crisis as one of the top global risk facing societies, economies and businesses over the next decade. Four billion people throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America are affected daily by...
December 29, 2017
The Argentine government has developed a significant National Water Plan with the goal of positioning the water resources as a key factor for a sustainable development of the country much in line with recently approved 2030 Agenda...
DevelopmentKeynotesSociety
December 14, 2017
President Kennedy set a bold goal: for men to walk in the moon by the end of the decade, in 1969 Neil Armstrong did. The #SDGs are bold goals we should also be able to achieve by 2030. Watch the full address of Professor Jeffrey S...
DevelopmentKeynotes
December 13, 2017
Prof. Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council, was a keynote at the 2017 #DevelopmentCongress, where he stresses the need to increase our resilience to climate and provide water security for all. Defining water securi...
Climate change
December 8, 2017
Dhesigen Naidoo, Water Research Commission, South Africa, describes a new world order of extreme weather events globally, a rise in population and consumption, and the commitment to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. This me...
Africa
December 6, 2017
A number of countries in Africa continue to be victims of the effects of climate change. The latest is the drought that has been experienced in the region for the better part of this year. Water scarcity and floods has brought imm...
Climate changeKeynotesSociety
November 27, 2017
The renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs introduced 3Ts: Trade Resources; Transform Water for Safe Use; and Traits of crops resistant to drought; and 3Fs Finance, Fairness and Funding. Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of...