Environment

Q&A: Jill Farrant on breeding drought-resistant crops

South African scientist Jill Farrant on how drought-tolerant "resurrection plants" could boost food security in Africa.

South Sudan

A day in the life of Juba's bicycle water vendors

With little access to safe water in South Sudan's capital, bike vendors play a crucial role by delivering it to people.

A day in the life of Juba's bicycle water vendors

Earthrise

Jordan's Water Wise Women

A look at the initiative putting women on the water conservation map in the kingdom.

Earthrise

Ladakh's Ice Stupas

A look at the man-made ice sculptures helping communities in Ladakh stave off summertime drought.

Earthrise

Water: Saving Every Drop

earthrise investigates the local solutions being developed to combat water scarcity in Jordan and India's Ladakh.

Water

Water war heats up in southeastern Australia

Authorities are considering reversing a water plan that protects supplies for communities and wildlife in the southeast.

Asia

Bangladesh's water crisis: A story of gender

Climate change is driving an acute water crisis in coastal Bangladesh in which women are bearing most of the strain.

Bangladesh's water crisis: A story of gender

TechKnow

The science of water sustainability

A look at solutions for water scarcity from fog catching nets to water-efficient washing machines.

Human Rights

Finding solutions to Kibera's 'flying toilets'

Streets in Nairobi slum are littered with human waste, prompting locals to develop innovative solutions to the problem.

Water

Watergrabbing - A Story of Water

On World Water Day we look at how the inequitable distribution and control of water resources affects the lives of ordinary people living in Cambodia, South Africa, Ethiopia and Palestine

Watergrabbing - A Story of Water

Environment

663 million still 'lack access to clean water'

On World Water Day, charity warns that tens of millions still lack access to water, with most living in rural areas.

More than half a billion globally 'have no clean water'

Opinion

The politics of water insecurity

To achieve universal water security, we need to let politics and culture drive water planning as much as economy does.

Majed Akhter

by Majed Akhter

Majed Akhter

Water

Oroville dam spillway on verge of collapse

The Oroville dam spillway in California is on the verge of collapse. Thousands of people have been evacuated.

Oroville dam spillway on verge of collapse

Syria's Civil War

UN says Damascus water-supply sabotage is a war crime

Syrian forces battle rebels for Wadi Barada valley where damaged infrastructure has cut off water to millions of people.

UN: Wadi Barada water-supply sabotage is a war crime

Middle East

Damascus accuses rebels of polluting water supplies

Water authority cuts supplies to Syrian capital after rebels allegedly pollute the water with diesel.

Damascus accuses rebels of polluting water supplies