As reserves dwindle, we are becoming increasingly anxious that fresh water will not be reliably available for domestic use, says new UNSW research.
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain.
Global water supplies are shrinking, even as rainfall is rising. The culprit? The drying of soils due to climate change.
Australian water utilities must adapt to extreme weather events if they are to protect vulnerable supplies and ensure clean drinking water into the future, an international report warns.