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.
Yes, it's hot outside. And football practice is starting for thousands of kids. But coaches and parents should be careful about tellings kids to drink more water. That has been deadly.
Researchers have found evidence of a large lake of salty water, buried 1.5 kilometres beneath the southern polar ice cap on Mars. So what does that mean for life on the red planet?
Even a small cloud can weigh as much as four tonnes – but gravity, chemistry and temperature keep them floating in the sky.
Unless African cities improve water management many will face severe water problems by 2035.
Cape Town faced down "Day Zero" earlier this year, but that doesn't mean its water system is resilient. Other cities should also take note.
Energy that otherwise would go to waste might someday power industrial-scale condensation.
An audit of Sydney's drinking water has found worryingly high salinity. If the biggest water catchment in the country has problems, what about regional and rural Australia?
The global population is climbing faster and faster. What will this mean for future generations?
A gardening expert reveals the simple things you can do to protect your garden during a heatwave.
Crop insurance cushions farmers against natural disasters, but it also can lead them to overuse resources and reduce their incentive to adapt to climate change.
In South Africa, Cape Town fears "Day Zero", when the city will have to ration water drastically. The phenomenon threatens other cities as well but solutions exist.
Things and experiences that once seemed so enjoyable usually grow dull over time, something known as hedonic adaptation. Chopsticks offer one way to get some of that pleasure back.
Climate change plus population growth means the city has to act soon.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
Indigenous water rights have been overlooked for a very long time. A bipartisan agreement on the Murray Darling Basin Plan may change that.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been politically fraught and mired in scandal. But environmental monitoring suggests that the health of the rivers is indeed improving – even if it will take decades.
Water is one of very few chemicals that is found as a liquid, solid and gas at any time on Earth. These three states of water help explain why ice makes a cracking sound when water is poured over it.
The problem of antimicrobial resistance won't go away as long as people in poor countries don't have access to clean water.
We all know that tap water is better than buying bottled water, from an environmental standpoint at least. But what should you drink it out of? A single-use bottle, used multiple times, might be best.