• Urban Water Management

    Integrated Urban Water Management About 68 percent of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050, increasing from 54 percent currently. Understanding the water needs, both quantity and quality, between urban, peri-urban and rural communities is crucial for sanitation, health and sustainable water management outcomes. Australia hosts a leading research centre [...]

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  • Environmental Water

    Environmental Water Water for the environment underpins and enables social and economic activities and aspirations. Healthy freshwater ecosystems enable long term strategic planning and consideration of future generations’ water related needs. Good water quality is essential for human and ecosystem health. As populations grow and natural environments become degraded, reducing pollution is key to ensuring [...]

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  • David Mawer interview — From trash to treasure: transforming biosolids and organic waste management

    An interview with David Mawer a previous managing director of the Gippsland Regional Water Corporation about his experience with solving the organisation's waste problem with the Soil and Organics Recycling Facility (SORF) and developing a closed-loop business model integrating the needs of the utility, environmental regulators, and local dairy farmers. David is a trained metallurgist and [...]

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  • ​Designing on-site sewage treatment for people and not their products

    By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview, Jason Jaskowiak, Wastewater Chief of Aqua Consulting in American Samoa described the importance of local people learning about on-site systems and how this can be used to improve groundwater quality and public health in the Pacific. He is candid about the need to consider the resources and cultural […]

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  • Why is having a rating system important for utilities in water management?

    In an interview, Pritha Hariram introduced a tool that the IWA developed called AquaRating — and the benefits that utilities can gain when they work with this kind of rating system. Rating systems can help utilities to identify capacity gaps to better serve customers and set themselves up for potential risks or shocks to water […]

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  • The role of development banks in development work

    In an interview with Pritha Hariram, the role of development banks to support governments to make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.was discussed. The interview explored some of the nuances of working with development banks and this article takes a step back to explore what development banks are, what they do, and how they differ from traditional […]

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  • The benefits of using a self-assessment tool to support utilities in identifying capacity needs

    In an interview with Pritha Hariram, we spoke about the value of self-assessment tools for utilities looking to take stock and figure out exactly what they need now and what they will be needing in the future and how best to invest limited financial resources for the best possible outcome. Self-assessment tools allow for utilities […]

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  • Pritha Hariram interview: partnerships for improved development aid, performance tools, and women in water

    Image Quotes   This interview and related content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.

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