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- U.S. Water News
This service for the water and wastewater treatment industries covers water supply, water quality, wastewaster treatment, water policy and legislation, litigation and water rights, conservation, climate, international water news, and more.
- Water Strategist Community
Experienced editors read and sort the news to give you only water news for the Western states and Federal agencies affecting water policy.
- WaterTech Online
Contains a large number of recent stories affecting the water industry. Stories appearing since 1998 are archived.
- University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute Library
- Water Resources Center Archives
The Water Resources Center Archives collects contemporary and historic materials on all aspects of water resources. The UC Riverside campus (UCR) is partnering with California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to continue to provide access to and development of this world-renowned collection. UCR and CSUSB plan to build a statewide collaborative network that will enhance access to WRCA's unique materials.
- Environmental Federal Register Summaries
Produced by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
- The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book
- Surf Your Watershed
Makes information available by geographic unit, which includes state, watershed (Surf's primary focus), county, metro area, and tribe. Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
"Environmental health e-maps" presented by the National Library of Medicine. Data sources include the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory and the Superfund program.
- Utah Water Atlas
Developed by the Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University
- Water and Climate Bibliography
Produced by the Pacific Institute, this bibliography is a comprehensive database of scientific literature pertaining to climate change and freshwater resources worldwide. It contains more than 4,300 entries and is updated periodically.
- The Watershed Academy
The Watershed Academy is a focal point in EPA's Office of Water for providing training and information on implementing watershed approaches.
A water efficiency clearinghouse, provided by the American Water Works Association
"The resource for the municipal water/wastewater industries"
- Western Waters Digital Library
Contains government reports, classic water literature, legal transcripts, water project records, personal papers, photographic collections, and video materials about the Columbia, Colorado, Platte, and Rio Grande river basins.
- FindLaw Opinion Summaries Archive
FindLaw archives its summaries of published opinions issued since September 2000 by the U.S. Supreme Court, all thirteen U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and select state supreme and appellate courts. FindLaw also provides Case Summary Newsletters, Case Summary Blogs, and Case Summary RSS Feeds. Select a court, and choose "Water Law" under Legal Topics.
- The Law of the Colorado River
The Colorado River is managed and operated under numerous compacts, federal laws, court decisions and decrees, contracts, and regulatory guidelines collectively known as the "Law of the River." Produced by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
- Native American Water Rights in Arizona
The University of Arizona Library is digitizing primary source documents relating to water rights for the Navajo, Hopi, and Pima Indian tribes in Arizona.
- Open Congress tracks current bills by issue areas:
- Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database
This site contains a searchable database of summaries and full text of water-related treaties and a database of interstate compacts within the United States.
- Water Law Research Guide
Prepared by the Georgetown University Law Center Law Library. It describes resources in the Georgetown Law Library and on the Internet for researching water law at the federal and state level.
- Water Resource Issues in the 110th Congress
A CRS Issue Brief for Congress, June 1, 2007, by Betsy A. Cody and H. Steven Hughes, Resources, Science, and Industry Division, Congressional Research Service.
- Water Resource Issues in the 111th Congress
A CRS Issue Brief for Congress, Jan. 29, 2009, by Betsy A. Cody, Nicole T. Carter, and H. Steven Hughes, Resources, Science, and Industry Division, Congressional Research Service.
- Western Water Resource Issues
A CRS Issue Brief for Congress, Oct. 18, 2006, by Betsy A. Cody and Pervaze A. Sheikh, Resources, Science, and Industry Division, Congressional Research Service.
- The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and Federal Water Rights
A Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, by Cynthia Brougher, January 14, 2008.
- Central Arizona Project
Redirects water from the Colorado River to counties in Arizona
- Current Hydrologic Conditions
From the National Weather Service
- Desalination: Status and Federal Issues
CRS Report for Congress, December 30, 2009, by Nicole T. Carter, Congressional Research Service.
- Drought in the United States: Causes and Issues for Congress
CRS Report for Congress, March 2, 2009, by Peter Folger, Betsy Cody, and Nicole T. Carter, Congressional Research Service.
- Impaired Waters and Total Maximum Daily Loads
Produced by the Environmental Protection Agency. Total Maximum Daily Load is a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards.
- National Drinking Water Contaminant Occurence Database
- National Water Information System
The United States Geological Survey has collected water-resources data at approximately 1.5 million sites across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Surface-water data, such as gage height (stage) and streamflow (discharge), are collected at major rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Ground-water data, such as water level, are collected at wells and springs.
Water-quality data are available for both surface water and ground water. Examples of water-quality data collected are temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. This web site serves current and historical data. Data are retrieved by category of data, such as surface water, ground water, or water quality, and by geographic area.
- Projects and Facilities Database
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's portal for information on dams, powerplants and projects. Reclamation projects, substantially complete and in operation, are reviewed in detail with considerable attention to history, costs, beneficiaries, engineering, water data, and productivity.
- Real-Time Water Data
From the U.S. Geological Survey.
- U.S. Drought Portal
The U.S. Drought Portal is part of the National Drought Policy Commission's efforts to disseminate information on anticipated droughts and drought risk management. The site includes maps, data tools, events, news, graphs, and educational resources for primary and secondary school students and above.
- Water Resources of the United States: Historical Maps of Monthly and Annual Streamflow Conditions by Water Year
- Water Use in the United States
Contains statistics provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Federal and State Government Programs
- Army Corps of Engineers
- Bureau of Reclamation
- Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
- Geological Survey Water Resources Division
- National Climatic Data Center
"World's largest archive of climate data."
- National Institutes for Water Resources
Nationwide network of water research institutes. Includes links to Water Resources Research Institutes located in each state, the District of Colombia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The Guam Institute also serves the Federated States of Micronesia.
- National Water Quality Assessment Program
- Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Water Quality Information Center of the National Agricultural Library
The center collects, organizes, and communicates the scientific findings, educational methodologies, and public policy issues related to water quality and agriculture.
- WaterSMART Initiative
The WaterSMART Program is helping those working in water resource planning and management tackle America's water challenges.
- Western States Water Council
- American Ground Water Trust
Education organization that promotes opportunity, cooperation and action among individuals, groups and organizations in order to educate the public how best to benefit from and protect ground water.
- American Water Resources Association
- American Water Works Association
Scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.
- Clean Water Action
National citizens' organization working for clean, safe and affordable water.
- Clean Water Network
Alliance of more than 1,000 organizations that promotes the National Agenda for Clean Water.
- Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation
Multidisciplinary organization of individuals who study and manage the structure and functions of estuaries and the effects of human activities on these fragile environments.
- Ground Water Protection Council
Non-profit organization with members on federal, state, local and individual levels.
- National Drought Mitigation Center
Helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought.
- National Ground Water Association
- National Water Resources Association
Nonprofit federation of state organizations concerned with the appropriate management, conservation, and use of water and land resources on a national scope.
- Universities Council on Water Resources Development
- Water Education Foundation
- Water Environment Federation
Organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment