It won’t be easy to get the 11 countries in the basin to agree to a plan that avoids chronic water shortages in the future. Good information sharing and technical cooperation are critical.
The damage mining causes to Sydney's water supplies is unsustainable, and the law has failed to stop it.
Given long-term forecasts for growing urban populations and an increasingly variable climate, local authorities will have to think about how best to encourage people to conserve water.
The main reason for the growth of the informal water market is government failure to deliver adequate public services.
A court victory by an NGO against a South African municipality has laid bare the red tape and misgovernance that often burdens the process of issuing water licenses.
Tourism ventures in a water-stressed region like southern Africa need to balance the needs of guests and staff with the needs of surrounding communities.
Salt storms are an emerging threat, as Lake Urmia dries up and exposes huge salt marshes.
Despite previous threats by Egypt of military action, a war of over the Nile waters is not a serious possibility.
The study confirms that collecting water for daily use weighs more heavily on women, making life more difficult for especially older women.
New research reveals how governments ignored decades' worth of scientific advice on how the Adani mine threatened to damage precious water supplies.
With no place to wash hands and nowhere to physically isolate, many poor Indonesians are incredibly vulnerable as COVID-19 sweeps through the global south.
It's more freshwater than what the population of the Greater Sydney region uses, but finding this out wasn't easy.
Five capital city water storages fell over summer, and some appear to be facing dramatic long-term declines. Late drenching rains fell on southeastern Australia, but some unlucky centres missed out.
The real crisis with water supply is that South Africa doesn't know what it doesn't know.
Wetlands are an important resource that needs to be taken better care of.
Yes, Australia naturally cycles through dry and wet periods. But that doesn't mean we can simply build more dams and trust they'll be filled.
It's long been known that our diet choices help determine our carbon footprint. But do you know which of your favourite foods are the most water-hungry?
How can Australia's new Inspector General be expected to inspect waterways without a firm grasp of how much water in in them?
Water in Sydney is far cheaper than in Melbourne, and residents take full advantage of it.
Any policies and interventions around water management can only really be successful if women are included.