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Changing climate threatens our water systems

27 Oct 17 - Much of New Zealand’s $20 billion worth of stormwater and wastewater systems will not cope with the impacts of climate change, an expert is warning.

On a parched planet, nations look to the clouds

26 Sep 17 - To cope with worsening heat and drought, countries from the United States to China are turning to “cloud seeding” to boost rainfall.

WAR AND WARMING: A great waterway comes under threat

8 Sep 17 - Hydrologists and climate scientists have just calculated the future of one of the world’s most celebrated waterways, the River Jordan. Their conclusion is that the outlook is poor − and getting...

WATER WARNING: The world is drinking microplastic fibres

7 Sep 17 - Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.

How to turn $1 into $3: Plant the waterways

Professor Bill Lee

11 Aug 17 - Every dollar spent on planting New Zealand’s waterways would pay returns of at least $3.

Amazon dams plan is set to cost the Earth

4 Jul 17 - It’s one thing to harness a river. It’s quite another to build a series of Amazon dams and control the life of the planet’s richest habitat.

Climate change will alter flow of the Nile

3 May 17 - The 400 million people who depend on the predictability of the River Nile face an uncertain future as global warming delivers more extreme weather.

Government agrees dairying can't keep growing

Nathan Guy

28 Apr 17 - The Government is publicly acknowledging that the dairy industry is running into environmental limits.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Our water quality is getting worse

27 Apr 17 - Water quality in New Zealand’s rivers is getting worse, says an official government report out today – and there’s yet another warning that the country is running up against its environmental limits.

Antarctica is swimming with rivers, lakes and ponds

26 Apr 17 - 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

21 Apr 17 - 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.

2 Nov 16  Chile’s freemarket water scheme brings conflict

19 Oct 16  Ontario wants to cap bottled water industry

26 Sep 16  Polluted rivers become deadly threat to millions

15 Aug 16  Good news or bad for our river water quality?

9 Jun 16  We've got water, what we need is a better way of knowing how much

8 Jun 16  How to achieve sustainable clean water for everyone

2 Jun 16  Dams could be backup for melted glacier water

27 May 16  $100m water package fails to impress scientists

16 May 16  Congrats, Colorado ... first it was pot, now it's rain barrels

21 Apr 16  Mangroves might help to combat climate change

18 Apr 16  Asia facing severe water shortages by 2050

8 Apr 16  Rainfall patterns cloud changes in climate

7 Apr 16  Why water footprinting should be used with caution

4 Apr 16  Antarctic melt could be alarming, say scientists

18 Mar 16  Climate change lines up big hit for hydro plants

22 Feb 16  Better water use can cut global food gap

18 Jan 16  New gear is making every drop of water count

21 Sep 15  Water meters see the taps turned off

10 Aug 15  Iwi leaders sign up to water partnership

3 Aug 15  Water talks aim to get answers

20 Jul 15  Taupo scheme ticking along ... but there are problems

22 Jun 15  Next time you're in the shower, check what else is in there with you

11 May 15  Water crisis shows the failure of public-private deals

13 Apr 15  Water Man of India makes rivers flow again

23 Mar 15  Aussies want to know your water secrets

16 Mar 15  Better water quality in the spotlight

9 Mar 15  Carbon could be key to better water, says researcher

15 Dec 14  What did the Romans ever do for us? They left a water warning

1 Dec 14  One Plan water approval seen as ground-breaking

1 Dec 14  Queensland risks running the well dry by gifting water to coal

24 Nov 14  How a garden on your roof could fight floods this winter

17 Nov 14  Minister knows of water woes, but public information tap is turned off

17 Nov 14  Green groups want say on Ruataniwha changes

17 Nov 14  Lakes expert to spotlight water quality

10 Nov 14  Big business sounds water warning bells

10 Nov 14  US drought shows why the price of water should rise

13 Oct 14  'Business as usual' no way to run our rivers

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