A recent report argues more water is needed to resurrect the Murray-Darling Basin. But simply increasing river flow alone could actually harm the Basin.
Taps need technology too.
Study shows that the availability of springs may have controlled human evolution.
Driverless cars and drones will require pinpoint location accuracy, which means our methods for measuring the Earth's centre need an overhaul.
Elon Musk struck a blow for open IP, so should other sustainable industries go the same way?
Earth is a relatively dry planet compared to some of the other ocean worlds in our Solar system. Life needs water so what about life on these other places?
Scientists have found a way to pull water from the air using only energy from the sun.
Adani's controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin has been granted an unlimited 60-year water licence. But a range of measures could help the industry use less freshwater.
With steep budget cuts looming, a growing number of tiny volunteer-driven organizations are delivering aid on their own. Will the Trump administration inspire even more small-scale global giving?
India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat state, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
We know the tides affect the oceans, but it also affects groundwater. If we can understand how, then we can better protect this precious resource.
A reliable water supply from Australia's mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
Mathematicians make a splash with new theory that could lead to breakthroughs in 3D printing, climate science and forensics.
Developed and developing countries alike struggle with water quality problems. For World Water Day, a look at the challenges – and some potential solutions – to better treating wastewater.
South Africa did a brilliant job of increasing access to safe water for millions of people after the first democratic elections in 1994. But it hasn't kept up the good work.
Stormwater harvesting offers an alternative water supply source. It's almost entirely untapped in South Africa and could ensure improved water security across the country.
An expert in water science explains the mysterious chemistry behind water treatment.
Evidence is mounting that water came from within the Earth not from asteroids or comets.
There are plenty of mammals that have adapted to life in water, some more than others. That meant they also had to adapt the way they feed.
As the planet warms, the amount of moisture in the atmosphere is increasing. This will cause a lot more heavy rainfall, even in areas that are becoming drier.