United States

Flint water scandal: Charges dropped against eight people

Michigan prosecutors pledge to start probe into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in US history.

Flint water scandal: Charges dropped against eight people

Earthrise

Ecosystem Alert: Protecting Lands in Peril

We meet some of the conservationists fighting to protect the world's rare and precious ecosystems.

Environment

Study raises alarm over state of world's longest rivers

Only a third of longest rivers flow freely, with dams, reservoirs and power projects damaging biodiversity, study says.

Two-thirds of world's longest rivers choked by mankind: study

Afghanistan

War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis

Worst drought in a decade highlights poor infrastructure, with drinking water, agriculture and livelihoods under threat.

War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis

Special series

Al Jazeera's Water Docs

From Kenyan water women, to Iran's drought crisis and a polluted paradise: our picks for World Water Day, and every day.

World Water Day: Must-Watch Documentaries

Water

'In Basra, people avoid doctors. They might find they've cancer'

In recent months, some 118,000 people in Iraqi city have been hospitalised due to water-related illnesses, experts say.

'In Basra, people avoid doctors. They might find they've cancer'

Al Jazeera World

Iraq's Dying Rivers

War and pollution plague the fertile crescent's Tigris and Euphrates rivers, leaving fishermen struggling to survive.

Middle East

About 19 million lack access to clean water in Yemen

According to the UN, two-thirds of the population of the war-torn country do not have access to safe drinking water.

Nigeria

Amnesty: Farmer-herder clashes kill 3,600 in Nigeria

Rights group says thousands of people have been killed since 2016 in clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders.

Amnesty: Farmer-herder clashes kill 3,600 in Nigeria

Inside Story

What can be done to ensure food security and preserve water?

Growth of global population to nearly 9 billion presents critical challenge to guaranteeing water and food security.

Gaza

How can Gaza's contaminated water catastrophe be solved?

Barely three percent of Gaza's drinking water wells is fit for human consumption, and the crisis is claiming lives.

How can Gaza's contaminated water catastrophe be solved?

Health

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

Contaminated and scarce water owing to Israel's brutal siege and bombing of infrastructure leads to death and disease.

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

Witness

Old Marine Boy: Diving on the Border With North Korea

A North Korean defector lives a dangerous life as a compressor diver deep beneath the sea.

Asia Pacific

Australia gives drought-stricken farms billion-dollar aid package

Australia's national and state governments are supporting drought-stricken communities by subsidising transport costs, offering low-interest loans and giving cash payments to farmers.

Africa

Senegal faces water shortage crisis

Some 25 percent of Senegal's population lacks basic access to water, but some fear the government's solution could make matters worse.