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Links to information about freshwater-related issues--preservation of wetlands and watersheds, and water quality protection.
The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching people of all ages to care for and about groundwater. The site offers a section covering groundwater basics, what it is and why it is important, as well as a kids section full of educational activities and games.
The URL is: http://www.groundwater.org/
An explanation of terminology concerning water related issues.
The URL is: http://www.lenntech.com/Water-glossary.htm
Environment Canada's Green Lane has information on climate change, air, water and wildlife, including a description what Canada has done (and can do) to address issues of environmental concern. Also links to other EE resources in Canada. Available in French.
The URL is: http://www.ec.gc.ca/envhome.html
Aquatic science, boating and fishing education resources for educators, natural resources professionals, and the general public. This is an extensive directory of websites for educators.
The URL is: http://www.rbff-education.org/
IDS Water is the Premier Water Industry Resource and Online Exhibition that offers White Papers and Supplier Information on Bottled Drinking Water, Waste Water Treatment Systems, Desalination, Filtration and Water Supply and Water Management Issues
The URL is: http://www.idswater.com
Brought to you as a service of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help you locate, use and share environmental
information on your watershed or community.
The URL is: http://www.epa.gov/surf/
The world celebrates the World Day for Water on 22 March. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is promoting water-related activities organised by associations focussing on water issues from across the world.
The URL is: http://www.unesco.org/water/water_celebrations/
The City of San Diego's Metropolitan Wastewater Department children's Web site is targeted for students Grade 4-8. Features a virtual sewage treatment tour, resources for additional research, and classroom activities and lesson plans for teachers.
The URL is: http://www.sandiego.gov/mwwd/kids/
Method for dealing with water treatment issues caused by Acid mine drainage by altering heavily contaminated water (contaminated by heavy metals) into water suitable to release.
The URL is: http://www.acidsulphatesolutions.com
Students study brine shrimp and microbes at Utah's Great Salt Lake.
The URL is: http://www.westminstercollege.edu/gsl/
Living Water is a nonprofit "partnership applying ecological principles to solve a range of water and waste problems from households, communities, agriculture, landfills and industry." Contains ordering information for 'Beo', an environmental co-operative board game and educational resource concerned with global environmental issues.
The URL is: http://www.livingwater.org.uk/
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on all water related issues. Presented over more than 20 seperate FAQ water topics.
The URL is: http://www.lenntech.com/Water-FAQ.htm
"Groundwater Guardian encourages communities to begin and enhance groundwater awareness and protection activities, supports the community in their efforts, and recognizes their achievements." Information about current Groundwater Guardian Communities can be accessed via a searchable online database.
The URL is: http://www.groundwater.org/gg/gg.html
"A site dedicated to providing up-to-date water resources information and data, and connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions." A Project of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security.
The URL is: http://www.worldwater.org/
Located in the Florida Panhandle near Tallahassee, Wakulla Spring is a
colossal spring system. On average, more than 250 million gallons of water flow from Wakulla Spring every day forming an nine-mile river that reaches the Gulf of Mexico. Take a tour of Wakulla Spring in this special, in-depth Interactive Spring
Feature. Learn about the history, people and geology that define this
amazing spring system located within the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State
The URL is: http://www.floridasprings.org/exploration/featured...
American Water Works Association (AWWA), with support from the US EPA online resource for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC). Site
includes links to key agencies involved in national infrastructure
protection, and will provide water systems with timely notices of both physical and electronic threats.
The URL is: http://www.waterisac.org/
Waterwire.net covers waterfront and watershed issues in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. Waterwire is a weekly electronic newsletter and Waterwire.net is the home page and archive of the sponsoring organization, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.
The URL is: http://www.waterwire.net/
This site is dedicated to issues concerning water conservation and water efficiency. Contains a searchable database of water references. Online ordering available. A program of the American Water Works Association.
The URL is: http://www.waterwiser.org/
Contains hundreds of links to articles and primary sources about water conservation and use in cities, towns and homes. Teacher resource sites are listed as well. Email updates of new material are available.
The URL is: http://www.watermagazine.com/
A non-profit, non-advocacy organization providing water resource information and education. Many online resources, products and links for teachers, water professionals, and all those interested in water resources in the Western states.
The URL is: http://www.cfwe.org
Covering five program areas--atmospheric environment, climate and energy resources, sustainable development studies, water resources, and risk and vulnerablity. Factsheets downloadable in pdf format as well as project overviews and links to related topic areas.
The URL is: http://www.sei.se/
Offers student-level "information, pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge." A project of the U.S. Geological Survey.
The URL is: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/
National Weather Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) site, providing current river forecast information for the nation's largest river basins: the Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio River Basins.
The URL is: http://www.riverwatch.noaa.gov/
Comprehensive information on local and national area watersheds, organizations, activities, community activism. On-line video plus web-based, water quality training course, presented by Purdue University (CTIC) Conservation Technology Information Center.
The URL is: http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/KYW/glossary/whatisaws....
Information on watersheds, water quality, monitoring, legislation, classroom applications (high school)and reference resources. A project of Building Environmental Education Solutions, Inc. (BEES).
The URL is: http://www.thewatershed.org/edu_educators_lvl2.php...
Definition, types of wetlands and other wetland information from the EPA's Office of Water.
The URL is: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Network provides a "global portal to authoritative environmental information based on themes and regions". Some Thematic Portals include Climate Change, Freshwater, Mountains, and Urban environment.
The URL is: http://www.unep.net/
WOW is a curriculum package using real-time remote sensing of lakes; interactive data visualization, management, and analysis tools; and GIS. Tools are integrated with other resources on the Web site allowing students to learn/apply basic science, problem solving, and data analysis, using "real-world, real-time" data.
The URL is: http://wow.nrri.umn.edu/wow/
Current news articles on water and the environment (full text online).
The URL is: http://www.watertechonline.com/news.asp?mode=3&NC_...
Provides profiles of local enviromental problems (toxic chemical releases, air pollution, and agricultural pollution) searchable by zipcode or interactive maps. An environmental information service provided by the Environmental Defense Fund.
The URL is: http://www.scorecard.org/
Contains more than 900 factoids of interesting events in water environment and technology history. The website also has a vast resource
listing of water education sites.
The URL is: http://www.aquaventurer.org/
"The National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) is a source and clearinghouse of scientific information about wetlands for industry wide users as well as the public."
The URL is: http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/
CERF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the acquisition and protection of a diverse system of coastal natural areas to advance research, education and partnerships. Field trip information and Estuary related educational materials are available online.
The URL is: http://www.ncnerr.org/cerf/
"This site provides facts about monitoring wetlands and assessing water quality, the text of pertinent laws and regulations, information about getting involved in partnership and stewardship programs, plus links to a variety of Internet resources."
The URL is: http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/
This new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Website about "The Water Cycle" is the most comprehensive discussion of the water cycle anywhere. Features a diagram of the water cycle, available in 57 languages, and an in-depth discussion of each of the 15 topics on the diagram, such as condensation, runoff, storage, springs, flow and more.
The URL is: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html
Excellent guides from King County WA on actions to protect or enhance salmon habitat and water quality. Valuable resource of information for students or residents interested in preserving the quality of streams.
The URL is: http://www.metrokc.gov/exec/esa/hometips.htm
Detailed information about water and its properties, different types of water systems (groundwater to wetlands), water policy, management, water and culture, links to resources and FREE, teacher resources (some in PDF format). From Environment Canada.
The URL is: http://www.ec.gc.ca/water/e_main.html
Interactive Watershed web sites for five different watersheds across the U.S. allow people to take virtual interactive tours, learn about local resource issues and participate in watershed community centers.
The URL is: http://www.interactivewatersheds.net/
An initiative of the US Geological Survey, to develop an awareness of water resources for K-12
students. Includes a poster series and educational training packages (FREE).
The URL is: http://water.usgs.gov/outreach/OutReach.html
A summary of streams designated as threatened by
EPA "303d" and "305b" water quality-limited criteria. Provided by Western Center for Environmental Information.
The URL is: http://www.esew.org/
Environmental awareness is the top priority at Composters.com. From rain barrels, compost bins and tumblers, chipper shredders and electric mowers, to a profusion of other green products, our goal is to help make the world a better place, one small step at a time!
The URL is: http://www.composters.com/main_water.html
The Clean Water Pipe Council is an advocacy group focused on the health, environmental, safety, and sustainability issues surrounding rigid PVC plastic and the water pipe made from it. Founded in July 2007, by a consortium of North American businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and concerned citizens, the Clean Water Pipe Council is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade organization. The goal is to accumulate and disseminate information about the distribution of safe, clean drinking water, and to ensure the quality of drinking water in municipal water systems.
The URL is: http://www.cleanwaterpipecouncil.org/
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