November 19, 2018
IWA and IHE Delft create synergies to stimulate a new wave of sanitation professionals around the world Agreement on a new partnership for early and mid-career sanitation professionals worldwide   Delft, Netherlands, 19 Novem...
November 7, 2018
Placing a jar of faeces on a pedestal next to him, philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off the “Reinvented Toilet” Expo in China. “You might guess what’s ...
October 30, 2018
The invention of the “well” was a revolutionary breakthrough that has been frequently overlooked. This cradle of freshwater was the key to the growth and development of inland communities dating back nearly 10,000 years, that&...
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September 22, 2018
 The #WorldWaterCongress bring new ideas and spreads innovation. Non-sewered sanitation might well be the future, because water is not infinite. Have you thought of a toilet that doesn’t use water? IWA initiated a Special...
September 17, 2018
The UN reports that the world is currently not on track to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030. What’s your assessment? The challenge with SDG 6 is that it is not a direct continuation of the Millennium Development Goals...
July 4, 2018
Having access to 24/7 potable piped water in the comfort of our dwelling is a luxury that many of us take for granted. In the UK, an annual water and sewerage bill of £400 accounts for about 1% of the annual average household inc...
A large concrete pipe belches untreated sewage into the Buriganga River in Dhaka, whilst men wade through the water to shift aggregate to construct more buildings for more people. The riverbanks team with life and colour as hospit...
June 4, 2018
The three major challenges in the water sector can be summed up as too little, too much or too dirty. Water use over the last century has been growing by more than twice the rate of population increase. A central challenge for sus...
April 9, 2018
Ambiguity and paradox management are as much daily concerns for water utility leaders as integrated water resources management. Opening a drinking water tap is a simple and cheap daily activity, one that is considered a given in m...
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 In response to increasing water scarcity, over the last 30 years desa...