A new book says Australia’s 20-year water trading experiment is sucking hundreds of millions of dollars each year out of the Murray-Darling Basin and directing water away from productive land.
Gauteng citizens need to know the uncomfortable truth: for the next six years, their water supplies will increasingly have to be restricted.
Pipelines, dams, gadgets: does water management really need to be all about control and power? Adopting less masculine ideas and working with nature may be more prudent.
With fewer people commuting, home water use changed radically overnight in March 2020.
Nile communities carefully monitored and recorded the river’s flow. Centuries later these records are still being used by water resource managers around the world to analyse unpredictable river flows.
It won’t be easy to get the 11 countries in the basin to agree to a plan that avoids chronic water shortages in the future. Good information sharing and technical cooperation are critical.
The damage mining causes to Sydney’s water supplies is unsustainable, and the law has failed to stop it.
Given long-term forecasts for growing urban populations and an increasingly variable climate, local authorities will have to think about how best to encourage people to conserve water.
The main reason for the growth of the informal water market is government failure to deliver adequate public services.
A court victory by an NGO against a South African municipality has laid bare the red tape and misgovernance that often burdens the process of issuing water licenses.
Tourism ventures in a water-stressed region like southern Africa need to balance the needs of guests and staff with the needs of surrounding communities.
Salt storms are an emerging threat, as Lake Urmia dries up and exposes huge salt marshes.
Despite previous threats by Egypt of military action, a war of over the Nile waters is not a serious possibility.
The study confirms that collecting water for daily use weighs more heavily on women, making life more difficult for especially older women.
New research reveals how governments ignored decades’ worth of scientific advice on how the Adani mine threatened to damage precious water supplies.
With no place to wash hands and nowhere to physically isolate, many poor Indonesians are incredibly vulnerable as COVID-19 sweeps through the global south.
It’s more freshwater than what the population of the Greater Sydney region uses, but finding this out wasn’t easy.
Five capital city water storages fell over summer, and some appear to be facing dramatic long-term declines. Late drenching rains fell on southeastern Australia, but some unlucky centres missed out.
The real crisis with water supply is that South Africa doesn’t know what it doesn’t know.
Wetlands are an important resource that needs to be taken better care of.