Aaron Cook Turn on a tap for a drink, water a garden, or flush a toilet in inner Sydney and the water you use is probably all of the same quality.
Peter Hannam Foul odours and polluted swimming sites and wetlands are becoming commonplace in parts of the Georges River catchment, with a dozen sewage discharge points operating in excess of licensed levels.
Peter Hannam Coogee residents want answers from Sydney Water about an increase in pumping from sewerage pits that regularly emit foul smells over a large area of the north end of the popular beach.
Peter Hannam A plan by Sydney Water to shift its sewage overflow problem up the Georges River is "a disgrace" that treats Bankstown residents "like second-class citizens", mayor Khal Asfour said.
Kirsty Needham Swimming at Malabar, once Sydney's most maligned beach, is now as safe as swimming at Dee Why.
Peter Hannam Residents along the Georges River are being advised to avoid all contact with the river for at least another 48 hours after the overflow of untreated sewage from an up-river treatment plant.
Peter Hannam Residents along the Georges River are being advised to avoid all contact with the river for at least another three days as crews continue to clean up after a major spill of sewage last weekend.
An earthquake nearly a thousand kilometres away caused 63 million litres of sewage to flow at a popular Sydney surf spot, a NSW parliamentary budget estimates hearing has been told.
A doubling of Australia's population in coming decades combined with the crippling effects of future droughts means there will not be enough drinking water by the middle of this century if...
In just under three weeks, representatives from just under 200 countries will go to Doha, Qatar, for the annual UN climate change talks.
Leaks and investment delays threaten the US water system, exposing the value of a commodity that in short supply disrupts businesses, according to a web campaign.
Miranda Forster A massive new Great Barrier Reef resort is another step closer to being built after the Queensland government approved the plans.
Peter Spinks THEY are vanishingly small, quite unremarkable under a microscope and anything but exotic. Yet microalgae, found anywhere from oceans, lakes and swamps to soils, rocks and icy mountain tops, are the...
Deborah Smith SYNTHETIC clothing could be a significant source of tiny pieces of plastic that are accumulating in the marine environment, a study shows.
A number of Christchurch residents want their neighbourhood to be condemned, as liquefaction following Friday's earthquake forced another clean-up.
Prime Minster John Key is urging quake-hit Christchurch residents not to give up hope and leave the city permanently.
Josephine Tovey, Kelsey Munro Sydney Water has abandoned a proposal to release up to 10 times more nitrogen and phosphorus into the Hawkesbury River from its Brooklyn sewage plant following a backlash from locals and fears about...
Kelsey Munro Sydney Water considers that $1 million is too much to prevent an extra 2.1 tonnes of phosphorus and 3.9 tonnes of nitrogen from discharging into the Hawkesbury River each year, documents reveal.
Natalie O'Brien Untreated sewage and heavy metals from the nation's biggest water utility are contaminating some of Sydney's most picturesque waterways and posing potentially widespread health risks, but the extent...
Megan Levy The family of a six-year-old girl whose legs erupted in painful ulcers shortly after swimming at a Port Phillip Bay beach this month is convinced the infection was caused by contaminated water.