October 10, 2016
IWA Manual on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation for Practitioners launched Five years ago the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution recognising access to safe drinking water and sanitation as a Human Right. Since then, s...
October 9, 2016
Australia has a long history of frequent droughts. Consequently, much of its water management has been geared to coping with drought. Storages have been built to provide reliable supplies to cities, towns and major irrigation syst...
October 9, 2016
The past 20 years has been a period of dynamic policy change and adaptation for the management of water supplies in Queensland during climatic extremes. The late 1990s and the 2000s were generally a dry period in the state, includ...
October 9, 2016
The spectacular opening of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibiton gathering 5000 water professionals from across the global to inspire change and shape our water future. 2016 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition Opening...
October 9, 2016
I came into this sector in 2009 as UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, new to the sector, a lawyer who had worked all my life with human rights. Luckily for me, I, and my sometimes challenging ideas,...
October 7, 2016
Queensland’s variability in rainfall is among the highest experienced in the world. This rainfall variability leaves the State vulnerable to extended dry periods, resulting in drought, which can sometimes persist for several yea...
October 7, 2016
Water defines Brisbane as a river city. It provides a sense of place through thousands of kilometres of waterways and sustains our population, biodiversity and natural areas. Water powers Australia’s New World City, which is hom...
October 6, 2016
Governments around the world have adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to stop and reverse the decline of water quality and the destruction of freshwater ecosystems. They have set ambitious targets to “improve water quality...
October 6, 2016
Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Severe water scarcity and drought in Africa, Asia and Latin America impact four billion people daily. To act upon this unique opportunity The International Water Assoc...
October 5, 2016
05 October 2016, Brisbane – On 10 October 2016 in Brisbane, Australia, 200 leaders from the public and private sector, including government ministers, business and civil society leaders, and leading scientists will take part in...