Arizona is considering a multibillion-dollar desalination project to address its urgent water needs. Three water experts call for a go-slow approach and point to Israel as a role model.
Knowing the ‘next drought is just around the corner’, Australia’s Water Minister Tanya Plibersek is striking a new agreement to return water and health to the Murray-Darling Basin.
Projects have not been delivered. States are bickering. If the Albanese government is to uphold its election promise to deliver the Murray plan, hard tradeoffs are needed.
Breaching the Kakhovka Dam and reservoir had all the hallmarks of a scorched-earth strategy. Two expert observers of the Russia-Ukraine war explain this event’s destructive long-term effects.
Nigeria can produce more rice to feed its burgeoning population by harnessing its wastewater.
South Africa’s agriculture could do even better but is held back by power cuts and poor infrastructure
A third of South Africa’s farming income depends on irrigation. Disruptions in power supply put huge chunks of the country’s agricultural fortunes at risk.
Kenya’s irrigation development is more advanced than official records show because they exclude what some farmers are doing.
Victoria is planning to engineer wetlands so more water can go to agriculture. It’s not a good plan.
Two decades of drought have reduced the river’s flow by one-third compared to historical averages. The Biden administration is considering mandatory cuts to some states’ water allocations.
For the second time in five years, millions of fish suffocated in the Darling River. This was not a natural disaster – it’s our doing
Fifty years ago, the Salton Sea was a draw for boaters and fishermen; today it’s an ecological time bomb. Two water experts who served on a state review panel describe its proposed rescue plan.
Coffee capsules aren’t the biggest carbon culprits. It’s better to use a capsule than to waste coffee and water.
Proper dam management can help check flooding in Nigeria.
The ability of the Osun River to support biodiversity is being threatened by pollution and can only be rescued if the contamination ends.
The Agricultural Internet of Things is making farming more efficient. An information technology expert describes some of the challenges of working with sensors and antennas underground.
Unlike this time, the dry summer of 1976 followed a particularly dry year.
Stemming the water crisis in the western US will require cities and rural areas to work together to make water use on farms – the largest source of demand – more efficient.
Researchers have long argued that greywater could bolster South Africa’s food security if it’s used to water domestic food gardens.
We need a radical rethink of water resource planning. Strategies should include reusing water and moving water physically to water-scarce areas.