Southwest states have bought time with an agreement between California, Arizona and Nevada to cut Colorado River water use by about 14%. Now comes the hard part.
The water crisis is a women’s crisis. Women need to be equal partners in the process of creating more just and effective water governance systems.
Aquifers are highly prevalent across Africa – but they’re not always going to be usable.
Technology will be a key part of solving the global water scarcity crisis.
In hospitals, infection prevention and control cannot be met without a hygienically clean, and safe environment that has an adequate supply of clean running water.
The work done by the campaign before, during and after the drought remains important for the food security of Cape Town
Jordan is planning a major desalination plant on the Gulf of Aqaba – but will it damage nearby marine ecosystems?
Flash droughts can develop within a few weeks, causing water shortages, damaging crops and worsening fire risks.
Natural disasters associated with climate change put people at risk of injury and death, and alter the prevalence and distribution of illnesses and infectious diseases.
Nearly 97% of the world’s water is in the oceans, but desalination is no magic bullet for water-stressed coastal cities.
Drinkable water resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Are technologies such as desalination capable of averting such a crisis?
New regulations for protecting water resources during oil exploration are inadequate and should be reviewed.
Researchers have long argued that greywater could bolster South Africa’s food security if it’s used to water domestic food gardens.
We need a radical rethink of water resource planning. Strategies should include reusing water and moving water physically to water-scarce areas.
If the world overshoots its climate targets, drought could cause dryland areas to expand by a quarter and encompass half the Earth’s land area, threatening lives and livelihoods.
Academic research can have a direct impact on people's lives. It's crucial to come together to deal with problems like climate change. If we don't, the poor and vulnerable will suffer the most.
A new study maps vegetation’s fire risk across the West and shows where population in the highest-risk areas from California to Texas is booming.
Long before climate change was evident, California began planning a system of canals and reservoirs to carry water from the mountains to drier farms and cities. It’s no longer enough.
As surface water diminishes in the Western US, people are drilling deeper wells – and tapping into older groundwater that can take thousands of years to replenish naturally.
Cities and farmers in the Southwest are resorting to unsustainable strategies to pull in more water. Iran has tried many of these strategies and shows how they can go wrong.