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Hundreds of freshwater basins across the world, including the dried-up Santa Olalla permanent freshwater lagoon, in Spain’s Doñana National Park, are the most likely to experience social and ecological impacts due to freshwater use. (Donana Biological Station/CSIC)

Ripple effect: As global freshwater basins dry up, the threat to ecosystems and communities grows

While we know how global changes in freshwater pose risks to humans and ecosystems, we know less about how people and ecosystems will respond to these global freshwater challenges.
A small rain tank could supply 15% of a household’s total annual water consumption on average across the UK. Alexander Knyazhinsky/Shutterstock

If more houses had water butts, it could help with drought, flooding and water pollution

Extreme weather is set to dominate our future – can collecting rainwater reduce the threat posed by both drought and flooding?
As climate change accelerates, Farmers’ vulnerability to drought will depend on his choice of varieties and cropping practices. Raphael Belmin

From water conservation to crop selection, how farmers can take action against drought

As droughts intensify, how can we increase crop production in a sustainable way? This is a multidimensional scientific and societal challenge to ensure future food security.
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Megadroughts helped topple ancient empires. We’ve found their traces in Australia’s past, and expect more to come

New research shows Australia experienced a number of megadroughts in the last 1,000 years, We may be underestimating the severity of drought in Australia’s future.
The potential role of beavers in safeguarding against climate change risks has become an interesting point of discussion. RudiErnst/Shutterstock

Beavers can do wonders for nature – but we should be realistic about these benefits extending to people

The role of beavers in safeguarding against our heating climate has become an interesting point of discussion. But just how important remains subject to debate.

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