Society

Society

Safe Water and Sanitation are a human right.

The engagement of civil society in water maters is critical, from a human right and sustainability perspective. Without meaningful engagement with informed citizens and organized groups of professionals, our water bodies will remain threatened and millions of people will go without access to water and sanitation services. Societal needs should be at the centre of our water management strategies.

Projects

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Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

Since the recognition, in 2010, of access to safe drinking water and sanitation as Human Rights by the Member States of ...

Public Participation in the Regulation of Urban Wa...

In this project we look into the use of public participation within the decision making process of setting tariffs and p...

New Urban Agenda

How to Respond to the Commitments and Call for Action of the New Urban Agenda? The New Urban Agenda (NUA) is the outc...

Water-Wise Cities

Humanity cannot thrive and survive without water. Cities cannot function without water. A simple, but powerful reality. ...

Water Policy and Regulation

Available and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all relies upon the collective action of interdependent...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

November 28, 2018
Go to any major water conference and you will hear the word ‘collaboration’ in almost every presentation. Water professionals recognise that working with ot...
October 5, 2018
One of the main transformative powers of blockchain as I see it, is in creating a new framework for citizen engagement, knowledge sharing, and inclusivity &#821...
September 19, 2018
Water resource challenges in the Philippines For many people in the Philippines, water through heavy rains has always been an abundant resource. More recently h...
September 10, 2018
For the past year I’ve had the privilege of managing a water research project in one of the most northern communities in Canada, Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik), Nu...

News / Events

July 30, 2018
  IWA announces the 2018-2020 Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee, a representative body of Young Water Professional IWA members aged 35 and younger...
July 9, 2018
The Portuguese city of Lisbon has won the European Green Capital Award for 2020, while the title of European Green Leaf 2019 goes jointly to the cities of Corne...
March 19, 2018
ISME/IWA Bio Cluster Award Call for nominations now open The prestigious ISME/IWA Bio Cluster Award 2018 recognises the importance of interdisciplinary resea...
March 8, 2018
A message from Diane d’Arras, President of the International Water Association, on International Women’s Day:   Gloria Steinem, the world-renowne...