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9 January 2019

The role of digitised information in water safety planning

Digital tools, which provide water utility operators with accurate and timely information, can improve drinking water quality and ensure better water safety planning, experts say....

6 December 2018

Linking Flood and Drought Data to Water Safety Planning: Parts 1-5

In this 5 part blog series, Matthew Damon of Emanti Management introduces and guides users through different elements of the Flood and Drought portal, which was developed as an output of the Flood and Drought Management Tools (FDMT) project.

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2 December 2018

Webinar Series on Climate Smart Utilities

Climate change impacts, such as water quality degradation, water shortage and scarcity can severely impact the ability of water utilities to supply their customers. Water utilities responsible for drinking-water safety need to understand how climate change is affecting water reso...

6 October 2018

Water Research in Canada’s Arctic

For the past year I’ve had the privilege of managing a water research project in one of the most northern communities in Canada, Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik), Nunavut. This community is located above the Arctic Circle and is one of the few inhabited places in the world where you can experience the midnight sun – that is, where the sun remains above the horizon 24 hours a day during the summer months.

3 September 2018

Strengthening Operations & Maintenance through Water Safety Planning: New Edition Launch

IWA and WHO are pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new version of Strengthening Operations & Maintenance through Water Safety Planning: A Collection of Case Studies. The document will be formally launched during IWA’s World Water Congress, held in Tokyo on 16-21...

21 August 2018

Advancing climate resilient water services in Wukro, Ethiopia

Wukro is a small town in Ethiopia with a relatively common problem: water availability is seasonal and vulnerable to climatic events. The rainfall in this semi-arid environment falls mostly in just two months  of the year. Water managers need to ensure stored water is available ...

21 June 2018

UNC Institute for Water: Water Safety Plans Webinar Audio link


A webinar on "Water Safety Plan Implementation, Evaluation & Scale-up" was presented live by The Water Institute at University of North Carolina on the 23 of May 2018. If you missed it, follow this link for an audio recording of the webinar:

14 June 2018

What Is the Future of Water and Public Health? Call for abstracts extended!

Royal Society for Public Health invites the submission of abstracts for the 2018 'What Is the Future of Water and Public Health?‘ conference. The deadline for submissions is 11pm on 30 June 2018....

30 May 2018

10 lessons for Utility Specialists

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 many parts of the world....

30 May 2018

Safe drinking-water in Europe?

Millions of people in the WHO European Region drink contaminated water, often without knowing it. WHO estimates that, every day, 14 people die of diarrhoeal disease due to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)....

30 May 2018

A water utility’s journey to climate resilience

While attending a recent event, a representative of an international development agency argued that, if we had spent as much money on sanitation as we have on drinking water, the seemingly endless sanitation crisis in many part of the world would already have been solved. This st...

30 April 2018

UNC Webinar: Water Safety Plans

A WSP webinar is being held on Wednesday, May 23 8:30-10:00 AM EST hosted from the 2018 UNC Water Microbiology Conference. This webinar will convene a panel of experts to discuss recent research on Water Safety Plans and drinking water policy changes in Europe.

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