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 ...

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...

Water Safety Plan Implementation in Africa

Improving Drinking Water Quality and Safeguarding Public Health through Water Safety Plan Implementation Water Safety P...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

January 12, 2018
Here are the top 5 most read blogs of 2017. If you want to submit a blog for consideration in 2018, contact us. 1. Desalination – Past, Present and Future...
December 22, 2017
Climate change can no longer be ignored. Despite the current US Administration downgrading the threat of climate change in its National Security Strategy, in th...
December 21, 2017
Argentina sets ambitious targets of providing universal access to water and 75 percent access to sewerage services for its citizens. How can the country move to...
Read this story in English A Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas (UNGA) reconheceu o acesso à água potável e ao saneamento como direito humano em 2010; em 2...

News / Events

August 17, 2017
The 2017 election process for the International Water Association Strategic Council has been concluded and the IWA Board of Directors has endorsed the results. ...
July 24, 2017
Contribute to a better water future with your work The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 Programme Committee  is looking for contributions under...
June 14, 2017
Arup and the International Water Association form strategic partnership to accelerate transition towards water-wise cities A new strategic partnership between g...
April 4, 2017
IN MEMORIAM: Piers Cross, drinking water and sanitation icon, passes away at his home in South Africa On 29 March 2017, Piers Cross, for thirty-odd years a key ...