Desalination Has a Waste Problem

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

Israel’s Mediterranean Desalination Plants Shift Regional Water Balance

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

Israel’s Water Resource Ethic: More With Less

Desert life nurtures respect for water. By Brett Walton,…

The Missing Ingredient in the Obama Water Strategy

Science and technology are fundamental pieces, but policy change may be the hardest fix of all.

Infographic: Brackish Water Desalination Plants in Texas

Less salty than the sea, brackish water is poised for wider use…

2016 Preview: Brackish Groundwater Takes a Star Turn

In the perpetual search for water supplies, a salty upstart will…

Report: Lima Citizens Shoulder the Financial Burden of Water Insecurity

In Peru’s capital city, vulnerable communities pay a premium for water as poor infrastructure, population growth, and climate change pressure supplies.

California Drought Puts Desalination, Fresh Water From The Sea, In A New Light

Era of ample water supply and cheap prices is ending.

Recycled Water Facility in Australia Offers Lessons for Global Drought Planning

Recycling wastewater is cheaper than desalination and less environmentally damaging than river diversions.

Australian State Considers Selling Its Biggest Water Assets, Built During Drought Panic

Queensland’s rush to build desalination and recycled water…

The Stream, February 14: Major Water Loss Across Middle East

The Tigris and Euphrates' river basins lost almost as much water…

The Stream, February 5: Water-Energy Nexus in China

When a Greenpeace China rapid response team ventured to a chemical…