Tubeho Neza community distributions of household water filters and cookstoves in western Rwanda in 2014.
The Tubeho Neza programme has showed that it is possible to provide interventions against major diseases to vulnerable households.
The Rim Fire burned 256,000 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013.
(USDA Forest Service, Chris Stewart)
Wildfires reduce the reliability of city water supplies in North America. But active forest management provides a key to the solution.
If we’re not careful, water may not be clean enough or available when we need it.
The water that replenishes groundwater, rivers and lakes is under threat from climate change, pollution and aging infrastructure.
Although China's tree-planting efforts have increased carbon sequestration for climate mitigation and protected the soil from erosion, they have also led to drastic water shortages.
High resolution satellite image of the Nile River’s delta.
Despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected to become more frequent in the Upper Nile basin in the future.
An artist’s impression of an exoplanet in the habitable zone around a star.
ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser
NASA scientists have discovered a new planet orbiting around a nearby star that is in a habitable zone. But does this planet have liquid oceans that can support life?
If one of your goals is to drink more water this year, then make sure you read this.
A harmful algal bloom in the western basin of Lake Erie in August 2017.
(NOAA/Aerial Associates Photography, Inc. by Zachary Haslick/flickr)
The Great Lakes contain reservoirs of legacy contaminants, mostly in their sediments, that are vulnerable to resuspension.
‘Tis the season.
Love it or hate it, winter means snow and ice for much of the US. In many places, though, snow is becoming a scarce resource.
Olafur Eliasson, Denmark, b.1967 Riverbed 2014 (detail) Site specific installation.
Pictured: The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, DenmarkCourtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los AngelesPhotograph: Iwan Baan.
Water can give and water can take. Without it, however, we are nothing. A new exhibition presents a nuanced and gentle provocation as we grapple with drought and climate change.
Access to the shoreline is great, but what about places not on the coast?
Béju (Happy City, Street Plan, University of Virginia)
Research into public health benefits of integrating nature into cities has focused on green spaces. New studies suggest water features are just as useful and can piggyback on other infrastructure goals.
Dry conditions will make for a difficult summer in the Murray Darling Basin.
A researcher who's worked for decades to improve the health of the Murray Darling Basin fears the coming months will be among the worst in history.
The Delta’s rich array of wildlife makes it a popular tourist destination.
It's imperative that we understand what creates and sustains the delta for the future management of the system.
As utilities upgrade their systems, some households are facing steep rate hikes for the cost of water.
The prices households pay for drinking water and wastewater services have been rising faster than the rate of inflation.
Health Canada has some of the strongest limits on lead in the world, but they can’t be effective without testing and a plan to replace pipes.
An investigation showed that five Canadian cities had lead levels in their water on par with those in Flint, Mich. during its peak period of water contamination.
Danny Lawson/PA Wire/PA Images
With the promise of more periods of intense rainfall in years to come, what do we need to do to protect ourselves more from flooding in future?
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa lack safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year.
Drought-driven humanitarian emergencies can be prevented if groundwater is reliably made available at strategic locations.
The ripple effect.
The simple experiment of throwing a rock into water actually reveals some fundamental rules of physics.
Wetlands are an important resource that needs to be taken better care of.
Some towns in northern NSW are likely to see empty dams next year.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Once water is used in washing, cleaning or even sewerage it can be safely and reliably treated. The treated water is then safe to drink – identical to the original water.