Approximately two billion people depend on groundwater for their drinking water on groundwater for their drinking water because it is often easy to obtain and considered to be microbiologically safe.

Soil erosion is a natural process accelerated by human activities. Each year, erosion of surface soil from river basins amounts to 60 billion tons, resulting in 24 billion tons of sediment flux to the oceans in the world and almost 25 billion tons of soil lost from agricultural land.

Responsibility for water system services in a metropolitan area demands more extensive measures than just constructing and operating advanced treatment plants. It is necessary to have a good understanding of the water cycle and waters

Dr. Aracely Castro of the International Center of Tropical Agriculture presents a new model of agricultural management that makes life better for farmers, the soil they till and ecosystems that surround them. Lesson one: mulch, don

Water resource exploitation has silently supported the blossoming Chinese economy for decades. Unfortunately, that rapid development has ended with depleted rivers and aquifers and degraded water and soil. China is responding with new thinking, policies and technologies to manage water.

On August 20, 2009 during the World Water Week in Stockholm, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak will receive the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize for his lifelong dedication to improve public health, advance social progress, and improve human rights in India and internationally. Dr. Pathak shares his reflections and visions on his ongoing quest for clean and dignified lives for all people.

programme that aims to accelerate achievement of the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through strategically targeted interventions that strengthen governance of the water and sanitation sectors at appropriate levels.

Building real cooperation on transboundary waters is always a lengthy and complex journey. Embracing cooperation is no simple task for a nation state, not least because of the perceived costs of the erosion of sovereignty, however small that erosion might be. While there are many examples of where cooperation is non-existent or weak, there are also examples of robust cooperation.