Brisbane Report

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), was the global event for water professionals covering the full water cycle in 2016. This report highlights the conclusions, key messages and outcomes to emerge from five days of critical discussions and debates into the future of sustainable water management.



Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (03): Americas (Haiti)

A total of 420 deaths due to cholera were reported in Haiti in 2016, an increase of 41 percent compared to 2015. According to data released on 29 Dec 2016 by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the disease also affected 39 000 persons [in Haiti] in 2016.

You can find an overview of the last outbreaking news stories on the ProMED website. There you can sort them on subject, country and more.

HRWM SG Young Water Professionals (YWP)

Are you interested in playing a more active role as a young water professional, specifically in the IWA Health Related Water Microbiology Specialist Group? Well now is your chance. Please familiarise yourself with the rules of the game at:

Please email your interest and specific ideas to

You will then be included in a mailing list specifically for HRWM SG YWP and you will then be contacted to form part of the forum to generate ideas towards WaterMicro 2017.