New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa's urban and peri-urban areas.
We think of Canada as a water-rich country, but we are not immune to water shortages or disasters. With some advance planning, Canada can avoid a water catastrophe.
Perth, unlike Cape Town, faces no prospect of its tapwater running out. But other problems lurk beneath the surface, as the city's drying climate puts increasing pressure on irrigation and wetlands.
African governments must focus on developing and supporting highly-skilled water professionals.
Cities all over the world are facing growing challenges to provide clean, reliable water. And many of the fixes, such as desalination plants, have a huge carbon footprint.
One of the major scenes of a potential water crisis and conflict is the Nile River.
Groundwater is out of sight, but it shouldn't be out of mind. As cities struggle to cope with drought, we should remember that our largest stocks of water are hidden deep underground.
Jakarta is finishing its water plan to have more public power in the private tap water service. However, the plan is unclear and likely to give small impact to the city's unequal water distribution.
It was the Seine’s rise and fall, in response to heavy rain, that inspired our current understanding of river systems.
The situation in Perth in particular has some parallels to that of Cape Town, but Australian cities responded to the last big drought by investing in much bigger water supply and storage capacity.
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.
Research shows how water pumped from coal mines could revolutionise how we heat homes.
Developing a map of African countries' water poverty levels offers a transparent analysis for policymakers, governments and organisations that deal with water issues.
The water crisis in South Africa's Cape Town teaches us there's more at play than just rainfall. Disasters like droughts means the issue must be seen from many different perspectives, like politics.
Water is increasingly becoming scarce as the climate changes. There are four changes that cities can make to adapt to water scarcity.
Some remote Australian communities have access to drinking water for only nine hours a day but can use ten times the average of urban households.
Ig Nobels reward research that first makes you laugh and then makes you think. Investigating the internet meme of fluid felines fits the bill – and adds to the physics field of rheology.
Australian cities have turned to some very costly solutions when water is scarce. But as the world's second-highest users of water per person, more efficient use and recycling are key.
Many of Greater Mexico City's 22m residents aren't receiving the help they need.
One way to cut your household bills could be to deal with just one company for all your utility needs. With today's technology, it's an idea that's not so far fetched as it sounds.