The invasive mesquite tree has a negative impact on everything from biodiversity to human health. Management programmes are crucial.
Almost 100 years ago, the foundations to preserve the Boundary Waters in Minnesota for recreation were put in place. Now residents are debating whether to allow a mine in its headwaters.
Some water researchers are ignoring the evidence offered by sampling if it doesn't fit their preconceived notions. But science should always be honest and open.
The Productivity Commission report finds that the agricultural industry is overburdened by red tape but there's still no clear solution for the best type of regulation.
As Australia joins a New York summit to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it still faces questions over whether it is meeting water standards at home.
The development of northern Australia will depend on harnessing water resources.
Many African cities are sites of rapid urbanisation. To ensure that such societies are water resilient, it is necessary to address formal and informal forms of development.
Urbanisation will require massive amounts of water to sustain the livelihoods of millions expected to move into cities. This may happen at farmers' expense.
There have been modest improvements in water and sanitation provision in Africa, but there is still a long way to go. Most citizens rate their governments’ performance in this sphere poorly.
A drought in the socialist South American country has led to blackouts, political conflict and increased exposure to Zika.
Can we predict where in the world will be water-stressed? Using a more fine-tuned model, researchers find there is no global water crisis, just local ones.
The story of how water got inside the moon could also help us understand the origin of water on Earth.
A proliferation of concrete is increasing the risk of urban flooding. The solution? More gardens.
For the Barkindji people, the Darling River has been a symbol of Aboriginal survival since colonial times. Now, the once busy NSW town of Wilcannia is in danger of losing its water.
Unless drinking water and sanitation infrastructure are improved, cholera could remain in Haiti indefinitely.
Extracting energy from warm waste water is an easy way to live more sustainably.
Water footprinting is meant to help countries use water more efficiently. But it may cause more problems than it solves.
Growing population, growing demand for food, climate change: Australia's rural lands are facing a number of pressures. So how can we sustainably use them in the future?
States, including Colorado, restrict the use of rain barrels. A water law scholar says a better way to conserve is reduce waste from big – and powerful – water users.
Many women in developing countries spend hours every day fetching water for their families. Reducing the burden of water work will improve their health and welfare.