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Tehran is repeating the Shah's mistakes

22 July 2021 8:11 am

The Iranian province of Khuzestan is oil-rich but water-poor. At the best of times, the southwestern region is a problem…

Water, water everywhere: Touring the Land of the Dead, by Maki Kashimada, reviewed

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Maki Kashimada won the 2012 Akutagawa Prize for Touring the Land of the Dead, the strange, unsettling novella that makes…

Which water goes best with whisky?

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

Peaty water ought to be classed as a luxury. You have spent a day on the hill, a’chasing the deer.…

Watergate

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Enough has been written about a Conservative government that knows its electoral success depends on Britain remaining a property-owning democracy,…

In my other life, I’m a water engineer

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Friends arrived last week to find me in a mudhole, inside a cave-like tunnel into the hill, fiddling around with…

The famous rip tide in French Pass, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Across the river... and into the trees

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Water accounts for 70 per cent of your planet, and 60 per cent of your body. Yet when do you…

Portrait of the week

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, having continued talks through the night in Brussels, announced that he had achieved a ‘special status’ for…

Want to avoid regulators? Do something useless

29 August 2015 9:00 am

I had a water meter installed in my flat a few months ago. I looked at it just now and…