Water and the environment

In this collection, we explore the industrial use of water, water supply and its role in the environment, covering responsible mining, large-scale desalination and hydrogen production, drinking water and public health, the impact of climate change on oceans, and solutions for repairing polluted waterways and ecosystems.



The oceans’ climate challenge


Nina Notman speaks to the researchers unpicking the many ways the climate crisis is impacting our oceans – and vice versa

Drinking water

The chemists dedicated to making drinking water safer


Across the world, scientists use a variety of techniques to analyse and treat water to ensure it’s safe for us to drink. Julia Robinson talks to some of the people involved


Industry’s water sustainability crisis


As the chemical industry decarbonises, will it require more water? Angeli Mehta looks at whether there is enough to go round