One perk of my job helping customers with Nexcerpt is that I can run my own deep daily news searches for free. (This posting reflects my personal views, not those of the company.)
Water is a personal issue of mine , and here are three interesting water-related news items I found recently, along with why they interested me.
The US shifts to adaptation: this article hit a nerve
Nexcerpt filters out duplicate articles, but it also allowed me to see that this article by the AP's Beth Borenstein was picked up even more widely than most articles from the Associated Press. Editors exhausted by incessant wrangling about climate change seemed to appreciate Borenstein's fresh take on aspects of the news about rising sea levels that seem possible for politicians to agree on.
From many possible links I chose an elegant presentation by the Japan Times.
This news about the effect of water shortages on India's tech giants was completely new to me
South Asia is on the cutting edge of so many social and technological developments. Here Saritha Rai describes how water shortages are affecting businesses in India.
We know too little about life (besides ourselves) in the oceans
We may have left this learning too late. But at least, as we begin to study life underwater, we can use the latest open source tools and techniques.
What patterns do you look for in the news?
P.S. Six days a week I post the top results from a global query about climate change and extreme weather.
 I'm betting that if water is not yet a personal issue of yours, it will be at some point in the future. I could write many essays on the subject including "what I've learned by drinking almost exclusively tap water," since 2010 (almost exclusively because I also sometimes drink alcoholic drinks, and because when I'm a guest I am polite) and "what I've learned from Maude Barlow," but today I'm more interested to hear what patterns you're looking for.