January 8, 2019
It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect our water sources against chemical pollution from growing urbanisation and social and technological development. With tens of thousands of chemicals in commercial use and millions o...
August 30, 2018
Faced with a fast rate of urbanisation and population growth, national and local governments are finding it difficult to provide essential services like safe drinking water and sanitation, especially in the socioeconomic context o...
August 27, 2018
On Thursday 16th I attended the AWA NSW State Conference and came away with this one question: Where did all the certainty go? Every presentation I went to had something to say about change, about stepping “into the grey”, ab...
August 24, 2018
Nature-based solutions are already in place and scaling them up is possible Nature-based Solutions (NBS) applications [1] are many around the world. However, their cases are often isolated or pilot studies, and the concept of NBS...
July 18, 2018
Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. The global population is growing exponentially, while rapid agricultural and industrial development continues apace. Migration to cities is increasing demand for ...
October 31, 2017
Many of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations, development banks, government officials, and impact entrepreneurs gathered last month at the United Nations to address the world’s most pressing human challenges.  For ...
October 18, 2017
“The Inter-American Development Bank is a Strategic Partner to the IWA Water and Development Congress, where we will showcase our work to advance the water and sanitation agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean. We strongl...
May 24, 2017
As the global population climbs toward 9 billion, rivers will experience tremendous pressure. To provide the necessary resources for our growing communities, more river flows will be diverted for agriculture and industry, stored f...
April 13, 2017
Planners and water specialists represent two world-views that don’t always sit easily together. Yet water-wise cities thrive only when these two cultures and ways of seeing the world find common ground. When they do, the opp...
December 5, 2016
Few people will remember 1936 as a year of transformational change for water management, yet it marked a departure point from the traditional way of thinking about urban water system management that was revolutionary. That year, A...