The same day all of New South Wales was declared in drought, the state's Rural Fire Service issued its earliest ever total fire bans.
The government has offered emergency payments to drought-stricken farmers. But if we really care about them, we'll also invest in long-term drought resilience measures to reduce impacts.
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.
Farmers are calling for South Australia to ramp up its desalination plant to free up more water from the Murray Darling.
Faced with a drought, it's tempting for cities to reduce the amount of space that needs water. But this is not a good idea.
Farmers experience drought-related stress. Improving their mental health enhances adaptive capacity and resilience. Drought support must address relationships between drought and mental health.
From Greece, to the UK, to Japan and even Sweden, a slew of places in the Northern Hemisphere are suffering extreme heat. And the chances of extreme heat records tumbling are growing all the time.
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.
Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.
We rely on climate data to help us make important decisions for our future, such as building infrastructure. But what if a region's climate has long been more volatile than we realised?
Bangalore's forgotten water wells are being revived, to help the city overcome centuries-old supply issues.
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.
Keeping global warming to 1.5°C could significantly decrease the frequency of extreme climate events across Africa.
New research projects that climate change could greatly increase airborne dust levels in the southwestern US, causing higher hospital admissions and premature deaths from heart and lung ailments.
Southern Australia's debate may be exacerbated by climate change, but it's not that simple.
The failure of political systems is the main cause of conflict and displacement but climate change can exacerbate this.
The beauty of rainwater harvesting is that anybody can do it.
Small solutions done properly can play a huge role in dealing with water scarcity.