Electronic Resources

Accessible from DOI Locations Only

  • EBSCO Online includes, among others, the Environment Complete database, with full text for more than 920 journals, and indexing for 2,200 domestic and international periodicals going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active titles), as well as more than 190 books.
  • Water: Science and Issues
    The link will open the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Water: Science and Issues can be found under the 'Environment' tab.

Other titles related to water in the Gale Virtual Reference Library include:


Web Sites on Water Resources Management






Interesting Sources

  • The Great Lakes
    Information provided by the Environmental Protection Agency
  • 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.
  • Stream Notes
    Produced quarterly by the Stream Systems Technology Center, of the USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 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.
  • ToxMap
    "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. Now archived, but contains valuable historical information.
  • 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.
  • WaterWorld
    "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.


Water Supply


Federal and State Government Programs


Water Law

  • 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.
  • 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 Quality
    A section of the USGS Guide to Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations.
  • Water Resources Related Acts & Executive Orders
    A section of the USGS Guide to Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations.
  • Waterlaws.com
    "An interactive water resources journal of water law, policy, and commentary," emphasizing Minnesota law. Also includes a section called WaterCourt, which is a summary of recent court decisions establishing water law in Minnesota and across the country.
  • 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 report to Congress, by Cynthia Brougher, January 14, 2008.



Local and Regional Water Projects Around the Country


Directories of Internet Sites on Water Resources Management and Law