A proposed plan to clean up New Zealand's waterways draws clear limits on the expansion of dairy farming and irrigation, as well as on the use of nitrogen fertiliser in some key areas.
Peruvian glaciers have shrunk by 25% since 1987, causing water shortages in rural villages. But ancient technology could help manage this precious resource.
How can Australia's new Inspector General be expected to inspect waterways without a firm grasp of how much water in in them?
Good news – underground aquifers could be a reliable source of drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa even as the climate warms.
Western states adopted a 7-year plan in May 2019 to manage low water levels in the Colorado River. Now they need to look farther ahead and accept that there will be less water far into the future.
The latest Murray-Darling Basin scandal calls into question whether the government is using public money wisely.
Scientists are trying to figure out what risks changes in Lake Chad's levels pose to people in the region.
For the Barkandji people, the crisis on the Barwon-Darling represents the biggest threat to their continued survival on country since the sheep invaded.
The green revolution: small-scale, informal irrigation is expanding in Zimbabwe and small scale farmers are leading the way.
The Murray-Darling is not just a food bowl, yet the South Australian Royal Commission has found the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is failing its mission to protect the environment as well as irrigators.
Countries like Ethiopia have propelled economic growth by prioritising agriculture and new technologies to boost the sector.
Groundwater supplies around the world are under threat as drilling companies bore deeper and deeper wells.
The Ogalalla Aquifer is a vast underground lake that irrigates farms across the US Great Plains. It took thousands of years to fill, but human use could drain it in roughly a century.
Farmers are calling for South Australia to ramp up its desalination plant to free up more water from the Murray Darling.
The heatwave is unlikely to cause the price hikes of 1976 for a number of reasons.
In periods of water stress, farmers need support, research assistance and empathy from governments and competing water users.
A dozen leading researchers have issued an urgent call to action for the Murray-Darling Basin, arguing that the billions spent on water-efficient irrigation have done little for the rivers' health.
Zimbabwe's new administration has promised to revive the country's agricultural sector. Here's what it needs to do.
There were some African food security initiatives from 2017 that deserve a special mention for the precedent they set.
At present, the Middle East and North African region contains 7% of the world's population but only has access to 1.5% of its renewable freshwater supply through rainfall.