HotSpots H2O: Palm and Sugarcane Plantations Strip Guatemalan Farmers of Land, Water Access

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As global demand for biofuel increases, plantations are crowding out traditional farming in Guatemala,which has spurred land and water quarrels

Permian Oil Boom Uncorks Multibillion-Dollar Water Play

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Producing oil produces even more water. Getting rid of it is a large and expanding business.

HotSpots H2O: Despite Peace Deal, Water Scarcity Worse Than Ever in South Sudan

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The number of South Sudanese citizens facing food and water insecurity continues to grow following a five-year civil war.

With Rising Temperatures, Stark Changes Ahead for Asia’s Water Tower

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The melting of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region will alter water supplies for a quarter of the planet’s people.

HotSpots H2O: Resource Conflicts Rattle Nigeria in Lead-Up to Elections

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Conflict between farmers and herders over water and pasture shook Nigeria in recent years, leaving more than 1,500 people dead in 2018.
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HotSpots H2O: In Test of Regional Water Cooperation, Pakistan Inspects Indian Hydropower Projects

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India and Pakistan will rekindle the cooperative spirit of a nearly six-decade-old river-sharing treaty this week, when a delegation from Pakistan inspects two Indian hydropower projects along the Chenab River.

Water Utilities Call on Big Data to Guide Pipe Replacements

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The drinking water industry says aging infrastructure is its top challenge. Can AI help?

Desalination Has a Waste Problem

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Brine production is 50 percent higher than was assumed, UN study finds.

HotSpots H2O: Massive Fish Kills Fuel Anger Over Murray-Darling Basin Management

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Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin is mired in another controversy following recent fish kills. Up to one million fish are dead.

Water and Climate Hazards Again Highlight World Economic Forum Risks Report

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Drought, water scarcity, climate change, extreme weather -- these and other environmental factors are among the biggest risks to society and industry, says WEF.

HotSpots H2O: Water Crisis Continues to Debilitate Gaza Strip

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Polluted water in the Gaza Strip continues to sicken people — and there are few signs of improvement.

Groundwater Plummets in Delhi, City of 29 Million

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Experts warn that Delhi could reach “zero groundwater levels” by 2020.