Two weeks ago (on March 8th) the world celebrated International Women’s Day (#BeBoldForChange), and today is World Water Day (#WorldWaterDay).
While these two international days of action are coincidentally celebrated just two weeks apart, the connection between them is stark and very much on the global development agenda.
Now is an ideal time to reflect, to take stock of where the Australian water industry is at, to scan the trends, disruptions and innovation opportunities that lie ahead. The Water Services Association of Australia commissioned the Institute to research and write a discussion paper on Australia's urban water futures.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) significantly advance the global development agenda, and offer the opportunity for NGOs and other development actors to transform their approaches.
Core to transformations required to meet the SDGs is the need to prioritise the linkages between environmental stewardship, economic prosperity and social equity.
Read a recently published open access article that examines the prevalence and determinants of financial contributions among water users in rural Kenya and the challenges that must be addressed if the Sustainable Development Goal of universal access to safe water is to be achieved.
Innovative measures to support local small-scale energy, such as solar and co-generation, could be worth over $1 billion in the long term if implemented, according to new research released today by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney.
Tanja Rosenqvist has just returned from Bogor in Indonesia where she facilitated a workshop to help participants from communities, local government departments, NGOs and the local water utility reimagine the way decentralized sanitation services are provided in the city
A new framework for global development priorities, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has started to mobilise action locally and internationally and much of the change created by ISF’s work already contributes towards the SDGs.