Rain Alleviates Bushfires in Australia, but Threatens Waterways

Pollution concerns rise following recent rains.

In Australia, Echoes of Past, Glimpses of Future As Country Braces for Hot, Dry Summer

A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point.

Australia Plans to Eliminate Invasive Carp From Murray-Darling River Basin

Using a virus as a weapon, authorities hope to open way for native fish.

Algae Overtake Australia’s Murray River

Bloom of blue-green algae covers hundreds of kilometers of water in New South Wales and Victoria.

Paris Negotiators Expected to Reach First Global Climate Pact

Momentum for a deal is strong. Photo © J. Carl Ganter…

Australia Coal Mines Prompt Concerns about Groundwater and Climate

Mining Queensland’s ample coal seams will require a lot of…

El Nino Droughts Take Toll in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific

Millions of people from Australia to Ethiopia are facing water…

Pope Francis Visit, VW Fraud, China Cap and Trade, and John Boehner — How They Coincide

Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider puts an eventful…

Q&A: Giulio Boccaletti on the Sustainable Development Goal for Restoring Water Ecosystems

Giulio Boccaletti is the global managing director for water at…

Water Talk: Expert Q&As on the UN Sustainable Development Goals for Water

For the first time, international leaders meeting in New York City this weekend will consider a dedicated goal for water.

Q&A: Mark Giordano on the Sustainable Development Goal for Integrated Water Resources Management

Mark Giordano is the director of the Program in Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He researches natural resources management and has written extensively about water management in developing countries. He talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to implement integrated water resources management.

Q&A: Bill Christiansen on the Sustainable Development Goal for Water Efficiency

Bill Christiansen, program manager for the Chicago-based Alliance for Water Efficiency, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water, talks with Circle of Blue about the subgoal to improve water efficiency.