The Hawkesbury’s waters look beautifully natural but treated sewage makes up to 20% of the river flow where the North Richmond Filtration Plant draws its water.
Perth is looking at recycling all its sewage in the city's future water supply. But many Australians' drinking water already contains indirectly recycled treated sewage.
Flooding is a common hazard in Nezahualcoyotl, a Mexican city just outside the nation’s capital.
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In many Mexican cities, water is treated as a political bargaining chip – a favor that public officials can trade for votes, bribes or power.
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.
Water treatment plants can’t afford not to think about electricity too.
Cities all over the world are facing growing challenges to provide clean, reliable water. And many of the fixes, such as desalination plants, have a huge carbon footprint.
Colin Kaepernick, centre, and his San Francisco teammates kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game in 2016.
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Much of the discussion about "Take a Knee" has overlooked the issues of justice and social exclusion, and especially environmental matters. That's something to think about during the Super Bowl.
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 man sells bottled water in Lagos Nigeria, a country with abundant water resources but little to drink.
Nigeria is rich in water resources. but poor management has led to water scarcity in the country.
As many people have had to wade through floodwaters, they need to be aware of the risk of infection and disease from contaminated waters.
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As Houston continues to rescue residents whose homes were ruined, it also begins to deal with issues related to contaminated floodwaters and overflowing reservoirs. It won't be easy.
A new study finds a link between cloudy tap water and outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, such as norovirus.
Six million people in Pennsylvania and neighboring states get their drinking water from the Susquehanna River. Major pollution sources include agriculture, urban development and industry.
Nicholas A. Tonelli
America's drinking water infrastructure is aging and needs billions of dollars in upgrades. Two extension educators urge consumers to monitor their water and have it tested if they suspect problems.
Ethiopian girls carrying water.
According to a new UN report, more than two billion people around the world do not have access to clean, safe water in their homes. Most of the work of getting water falls to women and girls.
If you have bought an Aldi “The Spiral Spring Mixer Tap” you should not use water from it for drinking or cooking until investigations of reported lead contamination is complete. What we know The media…
Star Wars moisture ‘vaporators’.
Scientists have found a way to pull water from the air using only energy from the sun.
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.
A woman carries water she has collected from the Turkwel River near Lodwar in Turkana County, north-west Kenya.
Progress in terms of water and sanitation has traditionally favoured those with money. But the hope with the SDG's is that this gap will be plugged in the future.
Just a slight thirst could affect your brain.
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Feeling thirsty could be affecting your brain function more than you realise.
The first international water decade was a great success ... so why do we need another?
Climate change is warming Lake Tahoe and could alter its chemistry in harmful ways.
Lakes contain most of the fresh water on Earth's surface. Recent research at Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains shows that climate change could alter lake chemistry, threatening these sources.
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.
Disruptive innovation is needed if the world is to meet its clean water targets.