The solids from wastewater plants are usually dumped into landfills because they are contaminated with heavy metals. Now there is a way to remove the metals so the waste can be used as fertilizer.
Scientists have a new approach to understanding how pollution threatens species at risk in Canada.
Flushable wipes have won a victory in the Federal Court, but you still shouldn't put them down the toilet.
As climate change threatens to bring more sudden rainstorms, we need to rethink the way we manage water.
Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs have raw and untreated sewage from 3,500 people discharged directly into the Tasman Sea.
Artificial intelligence can help manage floods effectively, but decisions about which communities are protected require a human touch.
Currently, all the value in sewage sludge is literally being flushed down the toilet.
Tougher penalties are a useful tool for environmental watchdogs.
Kumbh Mela is the world's largest congregation of people – so large, it's visible from space. However, river pollution is a major issue here and new solutions are needed.
Polio can be circulating through a community long before anyone is paralyzed. Monitoring sewage for the virus lets public health officials short-circuit this 'silent transmission.'
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
Many people board up their houses and stay in place during disasters – but often they aren't prepared to go without water, power or transportation for days or weeks afterward.
Do canal boats have toilets? Yes, and they're greener than your average bog.
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.
If you want to live like a local when on holiday, you should defecate like one.
The UK water infrastructure needs rethinking with the increasing population demands and the contaminants found in our water.
You flush the toilet. Down it goes. What happens after that? Clancy, age four, wants to know.
On sale in New York for US$2,000. Don't all rush at once.
Resistant bacteria enter our aging sewer infrastructure and may eventually end up in the environment through sewage spills.
Expecting the rest of the world to adopt expensive, centralized sewage treatments systems common in the U.S. is not realistic.