Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is reportedly considering building up to 100 dams across the country as part of a plan to prevent floods, fuel power stations and irrigate food bowls.
Chinese environmental groups warn that government plans for a slew of hydroelectric dams on the pristine Salween river could jeopardise biodiverse ecosystems and indigenous cultures.
Surplus rainwater should be stored underground instead of in dams to prepare for drought, a scientific study says.
Years of anxiously watching dam levels fall are over for Melburnians, with water storages back up to two-thirds full.
Richard Gray, London Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of animals on the planet, with more than a third facing extinction, according to a report British scientists are preparing.
The heavy rain that drenched Sydney last week may have caused havoc for some, but it delivered a healthy boost to the dams.
Courtney Trenwith Perth's drinking water supplies from dams will run out by the end of next summer even with decent rainfall, according to predictions by the Centre for Water Research.
Lucy Carroll Sydney has recorded its highest three-day rainfall for November in six years, helping to extinguish bushfires at Kemps Creek and Austral in the city's west.
Nicole Hasham Radical new rules for assessing large mining projects in NSW risk serious damage to Sydney's drinking water supply, the government agency set up to protect water quality has warned.
Bridie Smith Deformed insects, some with fused teeth, have been linked to poisonous pesticides used in Victoria.
In a warming world, the threat of "glacial lake outburst floods" is becoming increasingly urgent.
Peter Hannam, Ben Cubby RAISING the Warragamba Dam wall by 23 metres will cost up to $800 million, it has been claimed, with experts divided over its value for reducing flooding.
Staff reporters Authorities have found a man previously feared to have been in a car which was swept off the road by flooding in central Queensland.
Tom Arup Major floods will occur more frequently in many parts of the world, including Australia, as the planet warms due to climate change, exposing millions more people to the threat, scientific modelling...
Global warming, linked to near-record low water levels on the Mississippi River this year as well as last year's severe floods along the Missouri River, is making life on America's major river system.
Ellen Lutton Torrential rain and wild weather are hampering the search for a 39-year-old deckhand who was washed overboard from a boat off the Gold Coast on Friday morning.
Tom Arup The key scientific centre studying the environmental health of the Murray-Darling is preparing to cut staff and research in the wake of state government budget cuts to the authority overseeing the...
Ben Cubby, Samantha-Jo Harris A NEW coalmine approved by the NSW government could cause ''significant cracking'' in the bedrock underneath Sydney's drinking water catchment, the Sydney Catchment Authority said.
Ben Cubby, Tom Arup The future of environmental flows into the Snowy River are in doubt after the NSW government released a plan to replace its independent scientific committee with an industry-funded advisory group.
Deborah Gough As Victoria endures one of its hottest November days, authorities are warning beachgoers to avoid going near an algal bloom off the Surf Coast at Torquay.