May 15, 2018
Decoupling of biogeochemical cycles: will we be able to face this challenge? Biogeochemical cycles comprise a sequence of events where chemicals or molecules move through the ecosystem, they include cycles for carbon, oxygen, nitr...
May 14, 2018
Heidi Snyman talks about Water Basins in South Africa. Urban stakeholders have a critical role to play in preserving the freshwater resources on which they depend. A disruption in supply of freshwater resources to cities can have ...
May 7, 2018
In 2015, I joined the International Water Association (IWA) through the IWA Connect platform. Prior to that, I had come across the organization while researching for my final year thesis in university. I was convinced to join the ...
April 26, 2018
Jurg Keller, head of the Programme Committee team for the IWA #WorldWaterCongress, highlights the main themes that will be the focus of the sessions and discussions amongst water professionals this year. Covering the full water cy...
April 24, 2018
The digital economy, megacities, diffusion of innovation, disaster resilience and sustainability are the key focus of this years’ IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Tokyo. The Congress attracts leading professional...
April 20, 2018
Since the launch of the IWA Principles for Water-Wise Cities at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, cities all over the world have been signing on to the Water-Wise vision. On April 12,...
Economies run on water. According to a study published by UNESCO’s World Water Assessment Programme, “78% of the jobs constituting the global workforce are water-dependent”, yet current human resources and educational sy...
April 13, 2018
A typical design sequence may be described as “architects make space, engineers add water.” Architectural designers handed over the task of configuring the water systems of buildings to technical specialists at the same time t...
April 10, 2018
Opening a drinking water tap is a simple and cheap daily activity, one that is considered a given in many parts of the world. Those certainties may be questioned in the coming years if major funding and investment are not realised...
April 9, 2018
The “new normal”, as anyone working in the water sector over the last few years knows, is a phrase that has become the mantra of an industry facing an uncertain and unpredictable future. If Heraclitus, the pre-Socractic Greek ...