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  • Water Science for Schools - The U.S. Geological Survey invites you to our web site about water science. The site is intended for use by students (ages 9-90!) and anyone interested in water and the environment. "Water Science for Schools" offers information on the many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
  • Water Word Dictionary - Compiled by the Nevada Division of Water Planning
  • World Commission on Dams - providing information and reports on multiple aspects of dam projects worldwide. One of the Case Studies is specific for the US, that of the Grand Coulee project.
  • World Water Forum - The World Water Forums are part of an international multi-stakeholder process addressing a growing global water crisis, including both threats to flooding and inadequate water supplies. The Second World Water Forum was held in March 2000 in the Hague, Netherlands, and the Third World Water Forum is slated for 2003 in Japan.
  • Center for Environmental Quality - Information related to surface water and groundwater quality, monitoring, drinking water, applied research and community outreach.
  • National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities (NETCSC) - organization provides training and training-related information and referral services in the areas of wastewater, drinking water, and solid waste.
  • Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable - a forum to share information and perspectives that will promote better decision making in the U.S. regarding the sustainable development of our nation's water resources.
  • Water Pollution Guide - A site containing useful information about the sources of water pollution and the potential dangers it causes. It also gives a number of tips on preventing it and ways to help keep our waters clean.
  • Geological Society of America Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.
  • Circle of Blue Water Dash - Founded in 2000 by leading journalists and scientists, Circle of Blue provides relevant, reliable, and actionable on-the-ground information about the world’s resource.

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Regional/International Information

  • Arkansas Grand Prairie Area Irrigation Project - The Arkansas Grand Prairie Area Irrigation Project is a comprehensive water management plan designed to protect and preserve the Alluvial and Sparta Aquifers. This project also allows the continued irrigation of current agricultural crops and reduces further depletion of groundwater aquifers, while continuing to provide critical benefits for the millions of waterfowl, which annually migrate through this region of eastern Arkansas.
  • Columbia Basin Development League - a non-profit organization that provides support for the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project and its future development, protects its water rights and educates the public on the renewable resource and multi-purpose benefits of the project.
  • Elizabeth River Project - The Elizabeth River Project is an independant non-profit group working to restore environmental quality of the Elizabeth River to the highest practical level through cooperation of government, business people, and local communities. This website describes actions that have been done and how one can become involved.
  • Missouri River InfoLINK - A Clearinghouse of Missouri River Information
  • Maine Lagoon Systems - Profiles wastewater lagoon systems in the state of Maine. Its mission is to promote and enhance the water resources in the state
  • North Carolina's Basinwide Planning Program - Describes North Carolina's activites associated with its 17 major river basins. The site provides copies of basin plans and links to the scientific information that forms the basis of the plans.
  • Water Resources in Africa - An educational website developed by Peace Corps in 25 African countries
  • Perfuradores.com (Portuguese language) - Site destinado a exploração e preservação de Águas Subterrâneas
  • Stream-Net Online - The Northwest Aquatic Information Network

Urban Regions

  • National Urban Agriculture Council - Advocate for site management, information, training and policy issues related to use of recycled water and water conservating methods for the urban landscape.
  • Urban Rivers Awareness - This Web site is being developed through the support of the Environmental Protection Agency as one facet of a multi-disciplinary program to help people in urban centers recognize that they live in a watershed, that their actions impact water quality, and ultimately, that they can modify behavior and have positive effects.
  • The History of Water Filters - An interesting and useful guide to drinking water and water treatment alternatives, including both the history of water and water treatment and present concerns of the water industry.

Water Law

Water Resource Archives/Databases

  • Aquatic Invasions Research Directory - The Directory is an Internet-based, searchable database containing up to the minute information on people, research, technology, policy, and management issues relevant to aquatic invasions.
  • National Sea Grant Library - The National Sea Grant Library, NSGL, (formerly known as the National Sea Grant Depository) was established in 1970 as an archive and lending library for Sea Grant funded documents. These documents cover a wide variety of subjects, including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture, fisheries, limnology, coastal zone management, marine recreation and law.
  • Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database - The Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database contains freeze and breakup dates and other ice cover descriptive data for 748 lakes and rivers. Of the 429 water bodies that have records longer than 19 years, 287 are in North America and 141 are in Eurasia; 170 have records longer than 50 years; and 28 longer than 100 years. A few have data prior to 1845.
  • Salton Sea Database Program - The Salton Sea Database Program (SSDP) is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded project at the University of Redlands to develop Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data research technologies to support the effort to save the Salton Sea from ecological collapse.
  • UNL-AgNIC: Water Quality Web Resources - A database of water resources website available on the Internet.
  • Water on the Web - A extensive database with connection to a network of several water quality buoys, manufactured by Apprise Technologies, Inc in Duluth, MN, that automatically profile water quality data that is available in real time over the Internet.
  • Wetlands Biogeochemical Database (NWBD) - The National Wetland Biogeochemical Database (NWBD) is an effort to locate, collect and compile existing biogeochemical information on wetlands of the United States including Hawaii and Alaska.

Wetlands

  • Environmental Concern Inc - Environmental Concern, Inc. (EC) is a not-for-profit, non-advocacy organization 501(c)(3) founded in 1972 to promote public understanding and stewardship of wetlands through experiential learning, native species horticulture, and restoration and creation initiatives. With over thirty years of experience in wetland affairs and home to the nation’s first wetland plant nursery, EC has pioneered much of the technical tools and knowledge needed to construct and restore disappearing wetland habitats and has earned a national reputation for professionalism and innovativeness in the field of wetlands.