Some of the biggest names in the bottled water industry were originally spa towns that wealthy Europeans escaped to during the industrial revolution.
World Water Day shines a light on the importance of safe, clean drinking water, but a new report finds Canada's freshwater systems are under stress.
While it is true that the poorest residents of the city are not connected to the piped water network, neither are the richest. Then what causes water inequalities?
Perth is looking at recycling all its sewage in the city's future water supply. But many Australians' drinking water already contains indirectly recycled treated sewage.
Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account Africa's huge infrastructure deficit.
South Africa is a water-scarce country where inequity and a lack of fairness and justice pervades water distribution.
In many Mexican cities, water is treated as a political bargaining chip – a favor that public officials can trade for votes, bribes or power.
Farmer-led development work can improve people's lives, provide access to food and water - and re-connect them to nature.
In periods of water stress, farmers need support, research assistance and empathy from governments and competing water users.
Unless the UK can strike a deal quickly, British water will no longer be recognised on the coveted European list of recognised mineral sources.
If you want to live like a local when on holiday, you should defecate like one.
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.