Without careful policy consideration the rise of artisanal and small-scale mining in resource rich African countries stands to disturb agricultural activity and associated livelihoods.
Feeling thirsty could be affecting your brain function more than you realise.
Expecting the rest of the world to adopt expensive, centralized sewage treatments systems common in the U.S. is not realistic.
The first international water decade was a great success ... so why do we need another?
Scientists are pioneering a new way of monitoring water species, using techniques more familiar to fans of crime scene TV shows.
Wastewater treatment systems around the world are hamstrung by outdated tests that don't identify a growing array of pathogens or identify the sources of pollutants.
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.