Crop insurance cushions farmers against natural disasters, but it also can lead them to overuse resources and reduce their incentive to adapt to climate change.
In South Africa, Cape Town fears "Day Zero", when the city will have to ration water drastically. The phenomenon threatens other cities as well but solutions exist.
Things and experiences that once seemed so enjoyable usually grow dull over time, something known as hedonic adaptation. Chopsticks offer one way to get some of that pleasure back.
Climate change plus population growth means the city has to act soon.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
Indigenous water rights have been overlooked for a very long time. A bipartisan agreement on the Murray Darling Basin Plan may change that.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been politically fraught and mired in scandal. But environmental monitoring suggests that the health of the rivers is indeed improving – even if it will take decades.
Water is one of very few chemicals that is found as a liquid, solid and gas at any time on Earth. These three states of water help explain why ice makes a cracking sound when water is poured over it.
The problem of antimicrobial resistance won't go away as long as people in poor countries don't have access to clean water.
We all know that tap water is better than buying bottled water, from an environmental standpoint at least. But what should you drink it out of? A single-use bottle, used multiple times, might be best.
Microscopically engineering surfaces could stop water leaving behind rings of residue as it dries.
We've all hear we should drink eight glasses of water per day, but where did that advice come from, and is it outdated?
Every year councils around Australia compete to prove they have the best-tasting tap water in the country.
Some of the biggest names in the bottled water industry were originally spa towns that wealthy Europeans escaped to during the industrial revolution.
World Water Day shines a light on the importance of safe, clean drinking water, but a new report finds Canada's freshwater systems are under stress.
While it is true that the poorest residents of the city are not connected to the piped water network, neither are the richest. Then what causes water inequalities?
Perth is looking at recycling all its sewage in the city's future water supply. But many Australians' drinking water already contains indirectly recycled treated sewage.
Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account Africa's huge infrastructure deficit.
South Africa is a water-scarce country where inequity and a lack of fairness and justice pervades water distribution.
In many Mexican cities, water is treated as a political bargaining chip – a favor that public officials can trade for votes, bribes or power.