Reliable water supply is essential for South Africa’s development.
South Africa is a water stressed country but crisis point can be avoided.
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Undrinkable drinking water is just one example of how blockades and war have permeated an entire ecosystem.
Western Canada faced record droughts and forest fires in 2017.
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.
Community-led research in the Inuit community of Rigolet, Labrador, helped identify dirty water containers as a source of drinking water contamination.
Can community-led research help address Canada's Indigenous water security issues? One project from the Inuit community of Rigolet in Labrador suggests it can.
A degraded wetland in the Pilot Wilderness area, Kosciuszko National Park, is subject to increasing numbers of feral horses.
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A reliable water supply from Australia's mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
An innovative water-sensitive project aims to dramatically improve the health of slums and their environment together.
A five-year project announced today will implement an innovative water-sensitive approach tailored to informal settlements. The goal is to revitalise 24 communities in Fiji and Indonesia.
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The crops of the future must become much better at dealing with dehydration.
If you can’t taste the difference, why the backlash against recycled water?
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In light of climate change and a growing population, water authorities around the world are looking to recycled water.
People use the Wawa River in the Philippines for many purposes.
Phoebelyn Gulunan, 2016
Community participation is vital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. But at the moment it often comes too little, too late.
South Africa will deal with future water constraints by importing basic foodstuffs from its neighbours.
Urbanisation will require massive amounts of water to sustain the livelihoods of millions expected to move into cities. This may happen at farmers' expense.
In Africa, more than 315,000 children die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
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.
Climate change is forcing some hard decisions when it comes to water use: energy or food production?
The leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan signed a Declaration of Principles to move their countries closer to cooperation.
The leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have shown some commitment to sharing the waters of the Nile. But hard negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are only beginning.
Indian children overlook the dry Tawi river, in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India.
Ambitious plans to divert rivers are all very well, but what is needed is to manage water sources at the local level.
Disruptive innovation is needed if the world is to meet its clean water targets.
Farming land in New South Wales.
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?
One of Melbourne’s drinking water reservoirs at 30% capacity in 2010. At the time of writing, the dam is 60% full.
Despite its long idle, Melbourne's desalination plant plays a vital role in providing water in a drying climate.
Artichokes growing in Werribee South, an area that uses recycled water for irrigation.
Australians eat a lot of water. Nearly 500 L is required to produce the food each of us eats every day.
So much water has gone into groundwater it has slowed rising seas.
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There's enough water under the ground to form a lake 100m deep over the earth.
Despite a decade of drought and declining rainfall in parts of Australia, there’s still plenty of water to go around.
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The Millennium Drought ended more than five years ago, but several years of below-average rainfall and El Niño have brought drought back to many parts of Australia. Our latest report on water in Australia shows rainfall is continuing to decline in eastern Australia and increase in the north.