Framing floods as ‘natural disasters’ deflects from the reality that vulnerability must exist before a crisis can emerge.
Climate change will increase the frequency of both floods and droughts in Pakistan. To address these challenges, enhancing infrastructure, building dams and educating the public are necessary.
Migratory fish populations have collapsed worldwide in the last 50 years.
With decades of images and data from the same locations, these satellites can show changes over time, including deforestation, changes in waterways and how loss of trees corresponds to urban heat.
Lismore’s residents and businesses on the floodplain need to look at relocation, not rebuilding.
Millions of people around the world live on river deltas and are vulnerable when those rivers shift direction. A new study shows why and where these events, called avulsions, happen.
Climate change is affecting hydropower in different ways across the country.
When Indigenous peoples lose their river flow to dams, satellite programs like Landsat – which is celebrating its 50th anniversary – can help them fight for their resources.
Beavers in our landscapes have great potential to provide small-scale adaptations to climate change – if humans can figure out how to live with them.
A draft plan for Sydney’s water supplies includes expanding desalination and potentially adding highly treated sewage to drinking water. All options must be on the table as the climate warms.
Global floods in 2021 showed the danger of poor emergency preparedness - and the importance of planning ahead.
Salmon migrate thousands of miles from inland streams to the ocean and back. The newly enacted infrastructure bill includes funding to help salmon and other wild species on their way.
The world hydropower industry has public relations work to do, if its global expansion is to be realised. But stringent oversight is urgently needed.
Herat is home to an India-built dam that provides water for drinking, irrigation and bathing for much of western Afghanistan. If the Taliban control that water, they control the population.
The lasting problems of infrastructure aren’t of need or construction, but of overbuilding, delayed costs and the challenges of thinking ahead.
A bipartisan group of senators said it reached a deal on $550 billion in new spending on infrastructure.
China’s engagement with Ghana was solidified by its willingness to undertake an expensive project Western partners had run away from.
Dams built in an earlier age are suddenly vulnerable as the climate shifts.
With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It’s working for the Dutch.
Dam politics have resurfaced in Africa as the continent’s urban population grows.