While investments are important, what's more important is the process and mechanisms through which Indigenous people access funding.
Water privatization is often seen as a solution to municipal budget shortfalls and aging water systems.
A community's wastewater can predict coronavirus cases that haven't yet been diagnosed. The quicker that information is known, the better.
Treatment rates are still low in many developing countries.
Untreated wastewater is responsible for the deaths of 800 children under five every day, and inflicts serious damage to the environment. Knowing where sewage ends up is vital.
As the world waits for vaccines against COVID-19, testing wastewater can give communities and smaller locales, such as school districts, valuable signals about infections trends.
Detection of a virus in wastewater implies the presence of infected people in a community. It's not quite so simple though.
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.
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry's negative impact on the environment.
Identifying the emergence of a disease often relies on sick people seeking medical help. Wastewater monitoring can identify pathogens days or weeks earlier.
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.
Sewage surveillance is one technique that can alert authorities to the presence of a pathogen in the community. An environmental engineer explains the state of the science when it comes to SARS-CoV-2.
Damage to septic tanks is one of the major health hazards people face when they return to their bushfire-affected homes. It was simply dumb luck a disease outbreak didn't happen last summer.
We must stop using biosolids for farmlands immediately, especially when alternative ways to recycle wastewater sludge already exist.
Untreated sewage could be the best tracking tool we have to prevent a second wave.
The government plans to monitor sewage for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. And while this holds promise to tracking future local outbreaks, there are also some sticky ethical questions to consider.
The prices households pay for drinking water and wastewater services have been rising faster than the rate of inflation.
There are huge holes in the governance of Nairobi river and city's waste which means the river's condition has deteriorated.
Wastewater reuse suffers from a perception problem.
Pumping high-pressure fluid into fault lines causes them to slowly slip, increasing the pressure on more distant rock and inducing earthquakes far away.