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.
A lead poisoning crisis caused by corroded pipes has made Flint, Michigan a symbol of American inequality.
Unlike the U.S., some European countries have stopped using chlorine to disinfect drinking water to avoid changing the taste and potential health problems. Which approach is better?
In its first environmental case post-Scalia, the Supreme Court rebuffs farm and ranching interests that opposed the EPA's multistate plan to restore Chesapeake Bay using the Clean Water Act.
Australians eat a lot of water. Nearly 500 L is required to produce the food each of us eats every day.
The cutting of senior staff from WaterNSW, the body that oversees the safety of Sydney's water supply, poses serious risks to Australia's most complex water network.
There's enough water under the ground to form a lake 100m deep over the earth.
California's drought is dragging on into its fifth year. What can the state learn from Australia's 15-year millennium drought?
Generators, retailers and consumers should be central to regulating utilities because network operators are gaming the system.
First we feel thirsty and fatigued, and may develop a mild headache. This eventually gives way to grumpiness, and mental and physical decline.
Treating municipal water, particularly from rivers, is difficult technically and cash-strapped municipalities like Flint don't always know the latest science.
The University of Michigan-Flint puts experts from academia in the same room as Flint community members, an innovative model for educating the community and forming the public health response.
A wake-up call from Flint: the U.S. has made great gains in reducing lead exposure, but the country is still saddled with millions of miles of water-carrying lead pipes.