Wildfires reduce the reliability of city water supplies in North America. But active forest management provides a key to the solution.
The prices households pay for drinking water and wastewater services have been rising faster than the rate of inflation.
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?
Faced with a drought, it’s tempting for cities to reduce the amount of space that needs water. But this is not a good idea.
Unless African cities improve water management many will face severe water problems by 2035.
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?
The poor management of South Africa’s water is affecting the entire country.
African governments must focus on developing and supporting highly-skilled water professionals.
Unlike the U.S., some European countries have stopped using chlorine to disinfect drinking water to avoid changing the taste and potential health problems. Which approach is better?
Treating municipal water, particularly from rivers, is difficult technically and cash-strapped municipalities like Flint don’t always know the latest science.
The University of Michigan-Flint puts experts from academia in the same room as Flint community members, an innovative model for educating the community and forming the public health response.
A wake-up call from Flint: the U.S. has made great gains in reducing lead exposure, but the country is still saddled with millions of miles of water-carrying lead pipes.