Groundwater Depletion May Cause Domestic Wells to Dry Out
Well depths are increasing across much of the United States, but advocates worry drilling deeper isn't the solution.
Chennai, India, Is Running Out of Water. Other Cities Will Be Soon.
The coastal city is the first major metropolitan area in India to deal with such an extreme water shortage, but several large cities around the world may soon face a similar crisis.
Drought Intensifies the Navajo Nation's Ongoing Water Shortage (in Photos)
Although drought conditions are improving across most of the U.S., more than 40 percent of Navajo households still don't have running water at home.
What One Town in Colorado Can Teach the West About Water Conservation
Westminster, Colorado's focus on taming water demand has become a regional model for managing growth without straining resources.
Viewfinder: A Former Coal Mine Is Flooded to Create an Artificial Lake
A couple watches as water gushes from a pipe into the former Cottbus Nord open-cast coal mine in order to create the Cottbuser Ostsee artificial lake on April 24th, 2019, near Cottbus, Germany.
Traveling the Green River to Understand the Future of Water in the West
Fights over the Colorado River's most significant tributary are longstanding, intractable, and only getting worse.
California's Drought Is Over. What Will That Mean for Water Use?
California's water conservation has seen ups and downs in recent years. Here's what the data shows.
A Wastewater Company Halts Disposal at Two Sites of Groundwater Contamination
More than two years after Valley Water Management Company settled with environmental groups to halt discharges at two facilities where wastewater seeped into groundwater, Race Track Hill and Fee 34 are finally closed.
When the Levee Breaks: A New Approach to Managing Rivers
Hamilton City leads California in a new approach to managing rivers.
Will Californians Continue Opting for Grass-Free Yards?
In a state known for severe droughts, having a front yard that requires watering is becoming a thing of the past.
Viewfinder: New Yorkers Hit the Beach for the Polar Bear Club's Annual Dive
Polar Bear Club swimmers make their annual icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean on New Year's Day at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
A Brief History of Showers as a Treatment and a Torture
Showers, now a mainstay of our daily routines, were once a cure for insanity and criminality.
How Liberia's Ebola Outbreak Led to Water Access Reform
The virus exposed the dire state of Liberia's water system, and forced the country to revamp the way it provides clean water access to its citizens.
Inside the Water Rights Battle Between the Mexican Government and the Mazahua
The State of Mexico is a nexus for a dispute between the government and the women-led activists of one of the country's largest indigenous groups.
If Proposition 3 Passes, 2018 Could Become California's Highest-Funded Year for Water Projects in Decades
A quick guide to Proposition 3, among the more confusing measures on which Californians will vote on November 6th.
Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from an interview about news consumption habits to a feature story on how gerrymandering amplified the interests of the right.
Here's What Trump Gets Wrong About California's Water Supply
No, the state does not really have plenty of water.
Why This Winter's El Niño Will Not Bring More Rain to California
A conversation with Jan Null, a weather forecaster who explains why expectations of a wet winter are misplaced.
Should California Expand the Definition for the 'Beneficial Use' of Its Water?
A team of experts from a number University of California schools argue that recharging groundwater to manage pollution should be permitted by the state.
How a Coming Exodus From Flint Could Further Imperil the City's Infrastructure
According to a new study, wealthy and educated citizens could be the first to go.
California's Largest Proposed Water Storage Project Hits Regulatory Hurdles
Regulators warnings that the Sites Reservoir may have to cut its stated water storage goals have thrown the future of the ambitious project into doubt.