The bacteria that causes melioidosis usually lives 30cm underground in clay soil but is dredged to the surface during heavy rains and floods, and can enter the body through small breaks in the skin.
There are benefits and downsides to damming rivers.
The aftermath of flooding provides the perfect breeding ground for mould in our homes. It's important to properly remove it so it doesn't affect our health.
A new report predicts that one-third of the ice in the Himalayas will melt, even if we contain global warming to 1.5C. So what does that mean for the flood-prone valleys below?
Rising sea levels won't be solved by trying to fix the coast in place. For a defence from coastal flooding, we need to step back.
The more water, the more mosquito eggs are laid, and the more mosquitoes end up buzzing about. But to spread disease to people, they first need to bite infected wildlife.
The flood zone around Townsville extends for hundreds of kilometres, making monitoring difficult even from the air. But scientists are testing a new satellite method that can peer through the clouds.
Urbanisation is the main reason for rising temperatures and water pollution, but receives little attention in discussions about the health of water streams, reefs and oceans.
Australia's coastal settlements are highly exposed to the impacts of climate change. Climate-resilient urban landscapes that can cope with large amounts of water need to become the new normal.
African countries are sure to face more flooding in the future, they need to adapt or risk loosing the progress that's already been made
To lessen the impacts of flash flooding in dry regions like Jordan, we need to educate local authorities on how best to manage their water.
The differences between owners and the growing number of renters, and between rural and urban areas, point to explanations other than affordability for the one-in-two Australians who are underinsured.
Smart roads in Africa could help reduce the impact of flooding and other disasters that affect rural communities.
Ghana needs to deal with the underlying causes of floods and prepare people for them.
Wetlands in Australia are often dry. They may look unassuming but it's a vital part of their vibrant lifecycle.
Yes, giant mosquitoes are a thing. They're specialized to wait out the dry times only to emerge from their eggs when high water provides the perfect larval environment.
Flooding seems to be an inevitable reality for Nigeria. But the risks can be minimised.
AI can definitely help us monitor floods and could perhaps even deliver more accurate early-warning messages in the near future.
As Hurricane Florence is expected to pound the Carolinas with significant flooding, an insurance expert explains how the program designed to help the millions affected recover.
Planning for rivers is one thing, but implementation is another as urbanisation and population growth increases.