IWA Publishing Signs First ‘Read & Publish’ Deal with Leading Dutch Institutions IWA Publishing Signs First ‘Read & Publish’ Deal with Leading Dutch Institutions

Last week marked a momentous step for IWA Publishing in our committed progress towards Open Access (OA). On Tuesday, 2 October 2018 we signed our first ‘Read and Publish’ agreement with Delft University of Technology and Wageningen University & Research(WUR).

Blue-Green Systems Launches at IWA World Water Congress in Tokyo, Japan Blue-Green Systems Launches at IWA World Water Congress in Tokyo, Japan

We are thrilled to have celebrated the launch of our latest Open Access journal, Blue-Green Systems at the IWA World Water Congress in Tokyo, Japan this Wednesday, 19 September, 2018.

IWA Development Congress - Open Access Waiver Competition IWA Development Congress - Open Access Waiver Competition

In honor of this year's IWA Development Congress in Buenos Aires, we gave delegates the chance to win a 100% fee waiver to publish their paper Open Access in any one of our 12 IWA Journals.

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World Toilet Day article collection: free access for limited time World Toilet Day article collection: free access for limited time

To celebrate World Toilet Day, IWA Publishing compiled a collection of recent relevant papers that will all be free to access until December.

Translating Human Rights criteria into operational terms Translating Human Rights criteria into operational terms

Translating the Human Rights criteria into action is a challenge for water and sanitation professionals, particularly for regulators. Mohamed Tawfik and the IWA Communications department for Water Policy and Regulation have procvided a helpful outline and infographics to illustrate some of the key criteria & principles in relation to drinking water supply and sanitation services.

What needs to change to achieve access to sanitation for all by 2030? What needs to change to achieve access to sanitation for all by 2030?

Andrés Hueso, Senior Policy Analyst for Sanitation at WaterAid, discusses the opportunities and challenges involved in global prioritisation of sanitation and water for all.

Measuring Willingness-to-Pay for Water and Sanitation by People Living with HIV and AIDs in South Africa

Journal author Dr Ephias M. Makaudze outlines the significance of his studies into the importance of clean water and safe sanitation to people living with HIV and AIDs in South Africa, where rising urban slum population increasingly strains the resources of local municipalities.

The Zika virus: we should expect more like it! The Zika virus: we should expect more like it!

Robert Armon, author of the comprehensive book: Environmental Aspects of Zoonotic Diseases (2012), sheds light on the global problem of flaviviruses such as Zika. He notes that this recently publicised disease is just one example of many severe viruses that could flourish in the right environmental conditions.

A Brief History of Water and Health from Ancient Civilizations to Modern Times

Water is life – and life on earth is linked to water. Our existence is dependent on water, or the lack of it, in many ways, and one could say that our whole civilization is built on the use of water. This article examines the influence of water on public health throughout history. Farming and the development of settlements lead to the beginning of the problem that faces mankind  today – how to get drinkable water for humans and cattle and how to manage the waste we produce. The availability of water in large quantities has been considered an essential part of civilization throughout the different periods: Roman baths needed a lot of water, as do the water closets and showers used in current Western civilization. The importance of good quality drinking water has been established for years. However, the importance of proper sanitation was not understood until the 19th century.

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