‘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.
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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.
Nutritionally, coconut water is OK, but it’s healthier to stick to plain water.
We asked five experts if coconut water is good for you. Four out of five experts said no.
The salt in the sea has built up over billions of years – but it wouldn't have got there without freshwater rivers and streams.
A small chocolate bar takes 21 litres of water to produce.
Byline: CAROLINE BLUMBERG/ EPA
It's long been known that our diet choices help determine our carbon footprint. But do you know which of your favourite foods are the most water-hungry?
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Buybacks by open tenders were a successful, cost-effective way of returning water to the Murray-Darling Basin. They should never have been abandoned.
Research shows that the average Canadian household generates about three kilograms (or almost six pounds) of avoidable food waste per week.
The nutritional, financial and environmental cost of an average family's weekly food waste is shocking. It equates to five adult meals, 143 showers, $18 and 23 kg of CO2.
South Africa’s energy regulator failed to assure a stable pricing path for electricity and is partly to blame for energy provider Eskom’s troubles.
South Africa's independent regulators have failed. Instead of introducing new ones, alternatives need to be found.
Many migratory birds, like these sandhill cranes, rely on wetlands for feeding, resting and shelter.
A 2006 Supreme Court ruling created widespread confusion about which wetlands and other waters are federally protected. The Trump administration's latest action isn't likely to clear things up.
Rendering of the ECF Farmsystems facility in Berlin, Germany.
Combining aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponics unearths value in "waste" flows and re-routes them back into the economy. It's an inspiring example of how a circular-economy business model can work.