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&...
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...
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 2015, veio estabelecer a distinção entre os dois direitos, prevendo e...
Read this story in Portuguese The United  Nations General Assembly (UNGA) recognized access to safe drinking water and sanitation as a human right in 2010; in 2015 it specified a distinction between the human right to safe drinki...
November 14, 2017
In Chile, approximately 1,700 community organisations supply water to 13 percent of the Chilean population in rural areas. They are non-profit organizations that manage the operations and administration of services for rural popul...