What You Should Know about Clean Water
Whether it’s keeping fats, oils, and grease out of drains, supporting upgrades to local wastewater facilities, putting trash in the trash can instead of the toilet, or even picking up after your pet, everyone can play an important part in protecting the world’s water resources. To help you learn more, resources here include a series of fact sheets on common water quality topics, and a glossary of water terms. You can also visit the Water Heroes page to meet real-life professionals who work very hard to keep our water resources clean and safe. It’s up to everyone to help preserve and protect the world’s limited water supply, and your participation is important!
Browse some of WEF's online resources:
- WATER'S WORTH IT™
A new messaging campaign from WEF that helps to answer the question about how our actions, attitudes, and the things we most value are so closely connected with water. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the value and importance of water, water-related issues, and the water profession. Visit the website to learn how you can help be a voice for water.
- Water Resource Recovery Facility Video Tour
Learn about treatment, water reuse, land application, biosolids, and energy generation from anaerobic digestion, plus learn a couple of key facts about operators (one of the top 10 jobs we can’t live without) and water infrastructure investment (US$1 billion invested in water infrastructure creates 40,000 jobs).
- Will it Flush? Video
Although products like facial tissues, dental floss, cotton swabs, and kitty litter may flush down the toilet, they can cause clogged pipes for you and your neighbors. See Will It Flush? to find out more, and many thanks to City of Spokane Department of Wastewater Management for sharing its entertaining and educational video in partnership with WEF.
- Following the Flow: An Inside Look at Wastewater Treatment (PDF)
An 11-page, full color illustrated booklet available for download at no charge.
- Find out how to dispose of household waste (PDF) for a cleaner environment.
- Drinking Water: Understanding the Science and Policy behind a Critical Resource (PDF)
- Educational booklet courtesy of the National Academies. Visit the National Academies website to order additional copies.
- Go With the Flow
Interactive learning tool about wastewater treatment, geared for children.
Interactive learning tool about the history and future of wastewater.
- Water Terms Glossary
- Links to other resources on the web