Global water supplies are shrinking, even as rainfall is rising. The culprit? The drying of soils due to climate change.
Attempting to tame nature and our land and rivers is an Australian obsession that looks doomed to keep failing.
Australian wildlife can generally cope with drought, but they're not prepared for the combination of people, introduced animals, and no water.
Droughts are much bigger and slower than other natural disasters that hit Australia but we still haven't figured out how best to protect ourselves, write Anthony Kiem, Fiona Johnson and Seth Westra.
The dominant theme of Australia’s drought history is variability, write Patrick Baker, Chris Turney and Jonathan Palmer.
Observations from space have shown the world overall is getting greener despite deforestation and drought, write Yi Liu, Albert Van Dijk and Pep Canadell.
When a positive Indian Ocean dipole is coupled with an El Niño event, rainfall decreases dramatically across Australia, and such an event could be on the way, write Agus Santoso and Wenju Cai.
It's high time we learned to adapt to our land of droughts and flooding rains, rather than failing time and time again to try to make it adapt to us, writes Richard Kingsford.
Climate variability, not land-clearing, is the main trigger of soil salinity, according to a major groundwater study that overturns decades of research.
UNSW graduate engineer Alexandra Bennett has won recognition for a student project focused on helping drought-proof Australia's farms.