Reference/Links: Water


Biological Indicators of Watershed Health - This EPA site details how environmental scientists observe specific fish, insects, algae and plants to evaluate the health of bodies of water.

Clean Water Network - An alliance of over 1,000 organizations working to protect our nation's water resources.

Environmental Working Group - Provides locally relevant information on public health issues including drinking water.

EPA's Cleaner Water Through Conservation - This site explains the relationship between water quantity and quality and discusses how developing water-use efficiency programs can help states and local communities achieve cleaner water through conservation.

EPA's Office of Wastewater Management - Includes fact sheets and publications on stormwater, sewer overflows and animal feeding operations, and links to related EPA programs.

National Response Center - The sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills.

Reclaiming the Everglades - A collaborative project of the libraries at the University of Miami, Florida International University and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, this website includes a timeline of Everglades history from 1492 to the present, photos, biographies and the opportunity to connect live with an Everglades librarian if you have a question.

River Network - Offers watershed information, links and resources to help groups create local solutions to river degradation.

USGS Water Resources of the United States - A comprehensive guide to America's water resources from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Water Keeper Alliance - Helps citizens protect their communities and waterways from polluters by developing environmental "neighborhood watch" programs.

Water Quality Information Center - A comprehensive list of more than 1,000 web sites related to all aspects of water quality from the National Agriculture Library.

Water Recycling - Explore an ecological wastewater recycling system in Chatham County, North Carolina.

The Watershed Management Council - Information from a nonprofit educational organization on the art and science of watershed management.

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