On Tap

Privatizing water services can improve access to safe water

Farming Smarter

Conservation agriculture is increasingly common on large commercial farms. The tricky part is making it work for small-scale farmers.






It’s a Small World

Nanotechnologies for food production and water safety could help improve the lives and livelihoods of poor people, but will they actually reach the poor?






Local Water Woes May Have Global Consequences

Water shortages in China's Yellow River Basin could not only threaten regional food security, but also raise food prices on global markets.






Plenty of Water, but Crops Are Going Thirsty

Sub-Saharan Africa is using only a small fraction of the water it has available for irrigation, and new research points to how and where irrigation systems could be most profitably built.