Knee-jerk responses to water insecurity won't fix the basin. The harder and longer path is delivering real water reform, including transparent water planning enshrined in law.
The Nile Treaties prevent upstream countries from using the waters of the Nile without the consent of those downstream. This results in an Egyptian bias.
The ‘New Bradfield’ scheme seeks to revive a nation-building ethos supposedly stifled by bureaucratic inertia. But there are good reasons the scheme never became a reality.
It's imperative that we understand what creates and sustains the delta for the future management of the system.
Yes, Australia naturally cycles through dry and wet periods. But that doesn't mean we can simply build more dams and trust they'll be filled.
Innovation in digital technology is accelerating – it has massive untapped potential for tackling the climate crisis.
The Australian landscape is very old and the soils in inland areas can be very fragile.
A proposed plan to clean up New Zealand's waterways draws clear limits on the expansion of dairy farming and irrigation, as well as on the use of nitrogen fertiliser in some key areas.
Peruvian glaciers have shrunk by 25% since 1987, causing water shortages in rural villages. But ancient technology could help manage this precious resource.
How can Australia's new Inspector General be expected to inspect waterways without a firm grasp of how much water in in them?
Good news – underground aquifers could be a reliable source of drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa even as the climate warms.
Western states adopted a 7-year plan in May 2019 to manage low water levels in the Colorado River. Now they need to look farther ahead and accept that there will be less water far into the future.
The latest Murray-Darling Basin scandal calls into question whether the government is using public money wisely.
Scientists are trying to figure out what risks changes in Lake Chad's levels pose to people in the region.
For the Barkandji people, the crisis on the Barwon-Darling represents the biggest threat to their continued survival on country since the sheep invaded.
The green revolution: small-scale, informal irrigation is expanding in Zimbabwe and small scale farmers are leading the way.
The Murray-Darling is not just a food bowl, yet the South Australian Royal Commission has found the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is failing its mission to protect the environment as well as irrigators.
Countries like Ethiopia have propelled economic growth by prioritising agriculture and new technologies to boost the sector.
Groundwater supplies around the world are under threat as drilling companies bore deeper and deeper wells.
The Ogalalla Aquifer is a vast underground lake that irrigates farms across the US Great Plains. It took thousands of years to fill, but human use could drain it in roughly a century.