The US has one of the highest groundwater use rates in the world. When wells run dry, households may opt to conserve water, find new sources or sell and move.
An increasing number of communities are discovering dangerous contamination in their water systems weeks or months after fires.
Installing solar panels over California's 4,000 miles of canals could generate less expensive, renewable energy, save water, fight climate change – and offer a solution for the thirsty American West.
Incredibly, once the wells dried up some became nurseries for the germination and establishment of wetland trees.
The Supreme Court recently dealt defeat to Florida in its 20-year legal battle with Georgia over river water. Other interstate water contests loom, but there are no sure winners in these lawsuits.
The world's first futures market for water launched in California in December. Two commodities experts explain how it works, what the potential problems are and why there's no reason to freak out.
While investments are important, what's more important is the process and mechanisms through which Indigenous people access funding.
With fewer people commuting, home water use changed radically overnight in March 2020.
Water and climate issues are expected to cause more than one billion people to migrate by 2050.
Repurposing derelict Victorian canals could boost people's mood and their physical activity levels.
Groundwater was once thought to buffer streams from warming, but an inexpensive new technique shows streams fed by shallow groundwater may be just as susceptible as those without.
The agency will ensure that large water users such as municipalities, public utilities and large companies continue to fund the construction and operation of the large water systems they depend on.
There will be more weather-driven disasters like February's deep freeze in Texas, and energy planners aren't prepared.
A recent study shows that the Earth's water could come directly from the oxygen and hydrogen present in the rocks that formed it, and not from a late supply by asteroids.
A major new report from the Productivity Commission calls for an overhaul of Australia’s 17-year-old policy on water.
The damage mining causes to Sydney's water supplies is unsustainable, and the law has failed to stop it.
The presence of water on the Earth's surface is the result of a subtle balance between different mechanisms in the atmosphere and below the surface.
From capturing fog to towing icebergs, these technologies could help reduce water shortages.
The projected loss of water storage on land as global temperatures rise is especially alarming in the Southern Hemisphere – and in parts of the US.
The importance of accessing water that's safe to drink and enough for washing, cleaning and cooking is clear, but little attention has been given to the safety of water collection away from home.