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.
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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.
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.
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Unlike the U.S., some European countries have stopped using chlorine to disinfect drinking water to avoid changing the taste and potential health problems. Which approach is better?
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.
Virginia Tech students process water samples from homes in Flint.
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Virginia Tech University engineering students blew the whistle on Flint, Michigan's toxic drinking water. Hailed as heroes, they've also learned that it isn't easy to do science for the public good.
Justice scale and flag.
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Many observers have called for criminal prosecutions in Flint, Michigan's water crisis. A law professor with experience in federal and state government reviews the laws that may have been broken.
Tap water in Flint’s hospital on October 16.
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If Flint, Michigan were an affluent suburb, would residents have been exposed as long to drinking toxic water? Pioneering scholar Robert Bullard calls Flint's crisis a classic case of environmental discrimination