We need to keep water systems and workers safe as the coronavirus ravages the world

Many hard lessons already have been learned — and, in some cases, ignored — as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world. The good news is that, so far, the water and wastewater sectors in the United States have been largely spared. This likely will continue to be the case: Treated drinking water will remain safe to drink, and utility and wastewater treatment workers do not appear to be in any novel danger.

Shane Snyder named inaugural editor of ACS ES&T Water

Submissions to the new journal will open this summer

Arizona still in a mega-drought

Arizona’s in the midst of perhaps the worst drought in 1,200 years, regardless of the blessings of a relatively normal winter, according to study published in the peer-reviewed journal Science.

Salt, Verde watersheds may prove less vulnerable to drought

Arizona’s already hot and dry. So if it gets hotter and drier – we’re toast. Right? Well, not necessarily – leastwise, not on the Salt and Verde watersheds.

America’s longest river was recently drier than during the Dust Bowl. And it’s bound to happen again.

Rising temperatures due to climate change dramatically reduced the snowpack that feeds the Upper Missouri River Basin.

Supercharged by climate change, ‘megadrought’ points to drier future in the West

Global warming turned what would have been a moderate 19-year drought into one of the most severe 'Megadroughts' of the last 1200 years.