War in Ukraine Lengthens List of Violent Acts over Water

A new report details the rising number of clashes across the planet that are connected to water

International Conference Discusses Remedies to Lake Chad Crisis

Ambitious engineering project on the agenda. By Brett…

The year in water 2017

A new era of severe environmental and economic disruption around the world upends freshwater supplies.

Islamic State Occupation Wrecks Iraq Environment and Infrastructure

UNEP report provides initial tally of contaminated sites and destroyed water systems.

Israel’s Mediterranean Desalination Plants Shift Regional Water Balance

Desalination could remake the region’s politics and ecology.…

Commentary: Drought Influenced Syrian Civil War; So What, Says U.S. Congress

U.S. Congress on an island of reflexive denial. By…

Fear and Hoping in Seattle

All is woe in the water world — or is it? Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton reflects on an extraordinary summer.

American Geophysical Union 2014 Recap: That Sinking, Drying, Sharing Feeling

Water features prominently at world’s largest Earth sciences…

Report: Water, Temperature Changes Not Central Drivers of Sub-Sahara Africa Conflicts

Rainfall is not a strong motivator of violence, but higher temperatures…

UNICEF Warns of a ‘Lost Generation’ for Syria’s Children

The humanitarian agency lacks the money to serve the millions…

The Stream, March 6: More Than 1 Million Syrian Refugees

There are now more than 1 million Syrians either registered as…