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Water losses can pay for themselves. Or can they?

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This week, SIWI African Regional Centre Director, Anton Earle, and I participated in the Global Green Growth Forum Africa conference in Nairobi, and facilitated a session on non-revenue water (NRW).  It’s been suggested by water loss specialists for quite some time that the investment made…

Celebrating World Water Day

The United Nations held their World Water Day annual celebrations today in Tokyo, Japan. Traditionally occurring every year on 22 March, the day is designed to focus global attention on the importance of water and to advocate for sustainable management of our water resources. As…

Welcome to the SIWI blog

It was the Scottish philosopher, Adam Smith, who famously stated during the Enlightenment that, contrary to current economic philosophies of the time, ‘’Nothing is more useful than water’. This sentiment carries a message which we at SIWI champion and drive forward today. As a knowledge…

Alarming risks for food shortages in Cambodia and the Mekong region

2-3 December, 70 researchers, government officials and civil society representatives gathered to discuss the future of food security in the Mekong region. The workshop was organised by Shared Waters Partnership to address the changes in the water management regime of the Mekong River. Cambodia and…