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Antarctica is swimming with rivers, lakes and ponds

Today 10:00am - The network of rivers, streams, ponds and lakes across Antarctica has been mapped for the first time, and the extent of water flow is phenomenal.

Clean water should be affordable to everyone

Friday - Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe, clean water is worth.

GLUCKMAN REPORT: It's clear our rivers need help

12 Apr 17 - New Zealand’s waterways are in trouble and climate change is making it worse, the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser is warning.

Vital groundwater being depleted faster than ever

5 Apr 17 - China, the world’s most populous country, doubled within just 10 years its use of irreplaceable groundwater from underground reservoirs that are replenished more slowly than they are drained.

There’s another climate change story ... and it starts with water

4 Apr 17 - In this time of reckless US action, it’s crucial to shift the narrative beyond despair over fossil fuels and look at water as a primary tool of climate control.

Recycled water could be key to sustainable development

28 Mar 17 - By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8 billion people.

Polluting of rivers must be stopped, says OECD

27 Mar 17 - Pollution of waterways by agriculture must be tackled to protect the world’s fresh water, the OECD is warning.


Chinese city plans to pump water from Russia

9 Mar 17 - China is reportedly considering plans to build a 1000km pipeline to pump water all the way from Siberia to its drought-stricken northwest.

Mexico City, parched and sinking, faces a water crisis

20 Feb 17 - Climate change is threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point.

Citizen power big help in the battle to protect water

14 Dec 16 - Citizen-science monitoring of water is a win-win for scientists and volunteers – one gains access to new data, and the other the skills and confidence to become involved in discussions over what is...

Careless companies hit by rising water costs

28 Nov 16 - Companies worldwide are being warned that taking water preservation measures is now vital, and that those who fail to act are likely to face mounting financial losses.

Chile’s freemarket water scheme brings conflict

2 Nov 16 - Is water a basic human right or something with an inherent economic value? The answer to this question has led to decades of conflict in Chile.

Ontario wants to cap bottled water industry

19 Oct 16 - The Ontario government has proposed a two-year moratorium on the creation or expansion of bottled water operations fed by groundwater in the Canadian province.

Polluted rivers become deadly threat to millions

26 Sep 16 - More than half the rivers of Asia, Africa and Latin America have become more dangerous in the past 20 years, with steep rises in organic and pathogen pollution.

Good news or bad for our river water quality?

Dr Scott Lanard

15 Aug 16 - Improvements in some components of river water quality are encouraging, but it’s too early to declare victory, says NIWA’s Dr Scott Larned.

We've got water, what we need is a better way of knowing how much

9 Jun 16 - Water crises seem to be everywhere. In Flint, the water might kill us. In Syria, the worst drought in hundreds of years is exacerbating civil war.

How to achieve sustainable clean water for everyone

8 Jun 16 - The provision of clean, safe drinking water in much of the world is one of the most significant public health achievements of the past century – and one of the foundation stones of a healthy society.

Dams could be backup for melted glacier water

2 Jun 16 - Building dams at the bottom of disappearing glaciers to capture the runoff from melting mountain snow will be needed later this century to prevent widespread water shortages in the summer months.

$100m water package fails to impress scientists

27 May 16 - The Government's $100 million package to clean up water ways will do little while pollution is allowed to continue, scientists say.


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