A woman draws water from a well in Wereta, Ethiopia.
Good news – underground aquifers could be a reliable source of drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa even as the climate warms.
Micha Berry of the city of Fresno, Calif., which relies heavily on groundwater for its drinking water supply, repairs a groundwater well pump in 2013.
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Millions of Americans rely on groundwater for their lives and livelihoods, but regulation is piecemeal. A new study maps groundwater wells nationwide and finds that they are drilling steadily deeper.
Sunburnt Victorian fields are set to become more common under climate change.
Hitting the Paris targets will go a long way to securing Melbourne's water supply against future pressure.
Our respondents said they preferred sweet drinks as they believed the cost of packaged mineral water was as expensive or more expensive than sugary beverages.
In Indonesia, not all children can get clean and safe drinking water. The latest research shows this can drive them to consume sweet beverages instead, posing a risk to their health.
Bottled water distribution in Glenwood, Iowa, where massive spring flooding along the Missouri River disrupted drinking water treatment, April 3, 2019.
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A grade of 92 is an A at most schools, but for tap water it means that millions of Americans drink water that fails to met federal standards.
How long has that water already been in the system?
In many municipalities, aging water infrastructure is serving fewer people than it was built to accommodate. Out of sight has meant out of mind – but resulting changes in water quality may affect safety.
In sub-Saharan Africa, upgrading water infrastructure requires substantial investment and a sustainable model.
Decision making on water infrastructure in peri-urban areas is challenging. But lessons have been learnt from a water project in Mozambique.
The dry Kluane Lake in Yukon Territory.
Extreme events, from floods to droughts to polluted drinking water threatens Canadians' safety.
Tourist are a high-risk group for drownings.
Just because a beach is accessible, has restaurants, lounge chairs and vendors, and is near a resort, does not mean it's safe.
Hoosick Fall, N.Y. is one of many U.S. communities whose drinking water has been contaminated with PFOA or PFOS.
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EPA is moving to regulate two chemicals from a group called PFAS that are contaminating drinking water. A public health expert explains why the agency should take much broader action.
The largest desalination plant in Australia, Victoria’s A$3.5 billion ‘water factory’ can supply nearly a third of Melbourne’s needs.
Sydney and Melbourne are bringing desalination plants back on stream and Adelaide plans to increase its plant's output. Perth depends on desalination. But is it the best way to achieve water security?
Biscuit Brook, a popular fly fishing spot in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
The Trump administration wants to end federal protection under the Clean Water Act for many small streams and wetlands. But as a geoscientist explains, these are critical parts of large river systems.
A study of drinking water sourced from groundwater in areas of intensive farming and horticulture found nitrate levels are already high and rising.
Nitrate in drinking water has been linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer. That could have implications for some parts of New Zealand where nitrate levels are high.
Your plants would certainly love a drink this summer. But which water is best?
Plants can find it tough to get all the nitrogen they need, especially from Australian soils. But summer storms can provide an added boost.
Our bodies are pretty good at telling us when we need to drink water.
Most of us get thirsty when we need to drink more water. But there are other tell-tale signs that not all is well.
Many towns in Newfoundland and Labrador have issues with disinfection byproducts created by chlorination.
Chlorine has been used to disinfect drinking water for more than a hundred years. But new alternatives may be safer.
Your salt intake from water can vary depending on where you live.
Of Australia's capital cities, Perth has the saltiest tap water, while Melbourne, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra have the least salty. And while all are within guidelines, the variation is striking.
The city of Uvira, in the South Kivu province, study site for new research on cholera.
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In the fight against cholera, new research in the DRC suggests that the rehabilitation of water networks would be more sustainable than other interventions whose effectiveness is debatable.
Smoke billows from the High Park wildfire west of Fort Collins, Colo., on June 11, 2012, a year of historic drought across much of the western United States.
AP Photo/Ed Andrieski
Some observers have blamed recent wildfires on poor forest management, while others point to climate change. In fact, a climate scientist explains, reducing fire risks means tackling both issues.
Wallace Rockhole, NT.
Drinking water in Australia can be contaminated by natural and manmade processes, especially in communities. Innovation is needed to ensure water is ‘fit for purpose, place and people’.