The prices households pay for drinking water and wastewater services have been rising faster than the rate of inflation.
An investigation showed that five Canadian cities had lead levels in their water on par with those in Flint, Mich. during its peak period of water contamination.
With the promise of more periods of intense rainfall in years to come, what do we need to do to protect ourselves more from flooding in future?
Drought-driven humanitarian emergencies can be prevented if groundwater is reliably made available at strategic locations.
The simple experiment of throwing a rock into water actually reveals some fundamental rules of physics.
Wetlands are an important resource that needs to be taken better care of.
Once water is used in washing, cleaning or even sewerage it can be safely and reliably treated. The treated water is then safe to drink – identical to the original water.
We asked five experts if coconut water is good for you. Four out of five experts said no.
The salt in the sea has built up over billions of years – but it wouldn’t have got there without freshwater rivers and streams.
It’s long been known that our diet choices help determine our carbon footprint. But do you know which of your favourite foods are the most water-hungry?
Buybacks by open tenders were a successful, cost-effective way of returning water to the Murray-Darling Basin. They should never have been abandoned.
The nutritional, financial and environmental cost of an average family’s weekly food waste is shocking. It equates to five adult meals, 143 showers, $18 and 23 kg of CO2.
South Africa’s independent regulators have failed. Instead of introducing new ones, alternatives need to be found.
A 2006 Supreme Court ruling created widespread confusion about which wetlands and other waters are federally protected. The Trump administration’s latest action isn’t likely to clear things up.
Combining aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponics unearths value in “waste” flows and re-routes them back into the economy. It’s an inspiring example of how a circular-economy business model can work.
Carbon dioxide makes up less than one-twentieth of 1% of Earth’s atmosphere. How does this relatively scarce gas control Earth’s thermostat?
Peruvian glaciers have shrunk by 25% since 1987, causing water shortages in rural villages. But ancient technology could help manage this precious resource.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it’s difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?
New research forecasts that climate change will make multiyear stretches with low snow levels more common across western North America – bad news for water managers, farmers, foresters and skiers.
Millions of Americans rely on groundwater for their lives and livelihoods, but regulation is piecemeal. A new study maps groundwater wells nationwide and finds that they are drilling steadily deeper.