A rare speartooth shark population has been discovered in the Northern Territory's Roper River but a water allocation plan has sparked fears for its future.
Royal Life Saving Australia has called for greater water safety awareness as the summer drowning toll nears 100.
Tweaked environmental laws remain too loose to safeguard water supplies and tackle threats to food growers and country from onshore gas wells, research shows.
A $1.2 billion dam in Queensland is set to be rebuilt after experts said an existing wall had too many issues and could not be repaired.
The Albanese government has secured the support of the final crossbench senator it needs to get its contentious Murray-Darling Basin laws over the line.
It's likely another mass fish kill will occur at Menindee, the NSW government says, as state and federal Labor move to protect Darling River animal inhabitants.
A First Nations group is challenging approval of the NSW Murray-Darling Basin Fractured Rock Water Resource plan in court, saying it wasn't properly consulted.
Low levels of PFAS chemicals have been found near a water supply in regional NSW, but authorities say there is no risk to health.
The government wants to push back its plan to remedy the Murray Darling Basin after the environment minister admitted it could not meet its impending deadline.
Victoria's refusal to sign up to the new Murray-Darling Basin plan has set the scene for an awkward joint press conference between two Labor governments.
Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek says the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is in "trouble", after timelines to return water to the system were extended.
The timeline to recover water for Australia's most complex river system has been pushed back with the government on track to miss the initial deadline.
With traditional owners already responsible for looking after country, it makes sense they're at the heart of a $3 billion East Kimberley clean energy deal.
Australia's water inspector has railed against holes in laws meant to safeguard the resource, calling them rubbish and saying only morons are at risk.
Family and friends are mourning a Melbourne father and son who drowned at a popular swimming spot while holidaying in far north Queensland.
NSW authorities have charged a border-region winery after it allegedly stole 161 Olympic pools worth of irrigation water via an illegal pipeline.
A Queensland man has become the 51st person to drown in Australia this summer after he was pulled unconscious from the water on the NSW mid-north coast.
Swimmers are four times more likely to drown at coastal beaches on Australia Day than any other time due to a range of factors.
University of Queensland researchers have worked out how to harness the power of magnets to strip toxic PFAS chemicals from contaminated water.
Queensland's water department is reviewing a decision to grant a licence to the controversial expansion of New Hope's Acland coal mine.
Popular tourist attraction Mossman Gorge remains closed as the search for a missing swimmer enters a third day.
A young girl and a man in his 40s have died in Australian waterways, bringing the drowning toll to 11 since Christmas Day.
Authorities have warned holidaymakers to take extra care over the break after 11 people died in Australian waterways since Christmas Day.
It's been a tragic Christmas weekend across Australian beaches, lakes and home pools with four people drowning and others pulled from the water.
Colonies of ibis, egrets, herons, swans and ducks have been observed breeding in wetlands across eastern Australia after record-breaking floods.
An expert panel has rejected a scheme to irrigate western Queensland, but says four mini-water grids could help coastal areas adapt to climate change.
Queensland needs a new watchdog to assess and make determinations about the impacts of gas production subsidence on farms, a new report says.
Drinking water straight from the tap in Melbourne is a rejuvenating choice with the city taking out top honours in the Best Tasting Tap-water nationwide.
Angus Lam's vertical farm is inspired by the skyscrapers of his city birthplace. And wasabi, one of the hardest plants to grow, is thriving in his system.
Fluoridated water is safe, according to a Queensland study that found no difference in development and function between kids who drank it and those that didn't.
Seqwater, who supply water to more than three million people, will back-pay staff $7 million after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.