The growing frequency of climate extremes affected human health and caused wide-scale damages to the ecosystems that people depend upon, including agriculture, fisheries and freshwater.
Chemicals in drugs can be excreted unchanged, infiltrating waterways via sewage and effluent.
The lives of one in ten of Earth’s species are connected to lakes and their tributaries.
Canada has 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater reserves and nine per cent of the world’s renewable freshwater resources. However, there is an urgent need for better freshwater governance in Canada.
New Zealanders pay the costs of poor environmental and infrastructural governance, but have little opportunity to influence policy in the first place. Here’s how that could change.
The world’s first futures market for water launched in California in December. Two commodities experts explain how it works, what the potential problems are and why there’s no reason to freak out.
With fewer people commuting, home water use changed radically overnight in March 2020.
Wetlands in drylands seem impossible, but their benefits to people and wildlife are very real.
The projected loss of water storage on land as global temperatures rise is especially alarming in the Southern Hemisphere – and in parts of the US.
A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.
To continue to sustain or grow populations — and economies — more is going to have to be done with the same amount of water, or even less.
The ghosts of our industrial and agricultural past continue to haunt freshwater ecosystems today.
New regulations will allow oilsands companies to release 1.3 trillion litres of liquid waste into the Athabasca River in 2022. A new technology could clean the wastewater before it’s let go.
A long-awaited NZ$700 million package to clean up New Zealand’s rivers and lakes has disappointed some of the government’s expert advisers – especially a delay on setting clear pollution limits.
Population growth and attendant human activities are destroying a freshwater ecosystem.
Hundreds of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams in the Arctic exist only because of the permafrost that lies beneath them. The warming Arctic threatens to change that.
The Great Lakes contain reservoirs of legacy contaminants, mostly in their sediments, that are vulnerable to resuspension.
The salt in the sea has built up over billions of years – but it wouldn’t have got there without freshwater rivers and streams.
Entire populations of prawn ‘super-females’ are now being commercially distributed. The science behind this continues to advance and could have a far-reaching impact on both humans and animals.