Government Websites | Organizations and Associations | Regional Resources | Other Resources |
Environment Canada: Information on freshwater, groundwater, lakes, rivers, water properties, water conservation, water efficiency, water use, water supply, legislation, surface water, inland waters, drinking water, transboundary issues, modeling, water quality, pollution, aquatic ecosystems, water resource economics, history, Great Lakes, water export issues and fun activities for students in English and French.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: Information and resources on water issues, pollution prevention.
Global Hydrology and Climate Center: Great information and resources site.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Office of Response & Restoration site about oil spills, hazardous chemical accidents and experiments.
State of Kentucky: Water links, federal agencies, and water web resources.
Texas Water Development Board: **Note: You will need to have certain software installed on your computer in order to view some pages on this website.** Offers interactive tools and games for both adults and children. Provides a variety of information about water usage in Texas, including an explanation of water terms (rainfall, floods, underground water, etc.).
United States Department of Agriculture: Agriculture and water, databases, and resources in Spanish and English.
United States Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental protection information in English and Spanish including an Explorers Club for students.
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Organizations and Associations
Center for Watershed Protection: Information, publications, and technical information on watersheds and stormwater management.
Earth 911: Good array of basic information on water quality, conservation, stormwater, and other water issues with many activities at all grade levels primary through high school.
Environmental Defense Fund: Environmental scorecard with search engine covering many issues of concern throughout the United States.
Environmental Literacy Council: Basic information on water, oceans, rivers, water quality and supply including maps and teaching materials.
Natural Resources Defense Council: Information on water pollution, drinking water, oceans, water conservation and restoration, everglades, and resource links.
National Wildlife Federation: Environmental Education links, fun activities, interactive games, water cycle, fish food, student and classroom activities titled Clean the rain, Saving our watersheds, Lake Superior, Prince William Sound, Texas water for wildlife, The forgotten Chattahoochee River.
Sierra Club: Clean Water and Wetlands focus with resource links.
UNESCO: Information about water issues worldwide with list of links and resources in multiple languages - English, Spanish, French (some stuff in Arabic, Chinese, Russian).
Watershed Watch: Information in English and Spanish on protecting our creeks and bay including What is a watershed, what’s important about watersheds, what’s the problem, easy ways to prevent watershed pollution, how to enjoy watersheds, school outreach, and a resource guide.
World Water Council: The International water policy think tank, an international membership organization with information for the public on the world water forum, water action unit, information on water and climate change, water, food and environment, and financing water infrastructures.
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Cawthron: Information on water specific to New Zealand including school resources, downloads, photo gallery and search engine.
City of Arlington, Texas: A library for classrooms on water quality with fun activities and local water information.
Contra Costa Water District: Water conservation, water quality education and Just for Kids pages.
El Porvenir: Information about water projects in Nicaragua, community projects in sustainable infrastructure - wells, latrines, and reforestation in rural Nicaraguan villages.
Elkhorn Slough Foundation: Information about the Elkhorn slough, education programs regarding the slough, natural history of the slough, students corner with some games.
Great Lakes Information Network: Teaching resource, information and links to resources in the Great Lakes states.
Louisville Water Company: Where's the Water, H20 IQ, Let's Go Surfin, Pure Tap Pictures, Water For People, Water Wizard, Teacher's Tools, information and experiments on local water quality and wastewater treatment.
Texas Water Resources Institute: Resources about Texas water with search engine.
UK Rivers Network: Resources for rivers and inland waters in the UK and Ireland with a map of stressed out areas worldwide, educational pages, local campaigns, and a news archive.
Water Net: Information about the role of water in conflict and cooperation with main focus on the Israeli-Palestinian water conflict, the Jordan River basin and Southern Africa with resource links to organizations and institutions.
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Care2: List of resources on water pollution and treatment, oceans, rivers, watersheds, and water conservation.
Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Online guides and CD products covering meteorology including clouds, precipitation, el nino, and hydrologic cycle.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Drinking Water: A comprehensive resource on drinking water issues.
Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works: A variety of topics on how water works.
Medline National Library of Medicine: Large collection with search engine of resource information on drinking water.
Montana State University: List of resource links.
National Institutes for Water Resources: Research institutes in 54 states/regions, resources on water quality.
National Science Foundation: Water on the Web - data, information, and tools to collect and study water appropriate for higher grade levels.
North Carolina State University: Basic information on wetlands, classifications, definitions, and functions with glossary of terms and list of resource links.
Our Planet: Informational articles in English, Spanish, and French submitted by experts in the field with a focus on oceans including an atlas of Population and the Environment.
OZ Green: An Australian community action project to restore the environment.
Pacific Institute: Extensive list of resource links and water data.
Safe Drinking Water is Essential: A thorough overview of safe drinking water. Includes details on the source of drinking water, water treatment, and the distribution of water as well as a global map depicting the availability of safe drinking water worldwide. Includes video and flash animation. Great for adults as well as children ages 12 and up. Brought to you by the Global Health and Education Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences.
Stockholm International Water Institute: Umbrella organization for global water related scientific activities initiated in Sweden, Water Symposium, Water Prize, publications and reports and links in English and Swedish.
Texas Parks and Wildlife: Extensive list of links to water resources.
Think Quest: Information on water & management, science, nature, life, and water symbolism in five languages - English, Dutch, Spanish, German, Portuguese.
UNICEF: Information on water, environment and sanitation, publications, voices of youth, and other useful resources in English, Spanish and French.
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization: Information and resources in English, French and Spanish on global water issues with search engine.
University of Wisconsin Environmental Resources Center: Information on how to develop a community-based youth water education program that targets youth and links key community members in partnerships--all working toward common water education goals. Listed by grade level, and 141 curricula citations, some with costs associated.
www.waterquality.de: Full range of information on all aspects of water quality, wastewater, and non-point source pollution in English and German.
The Water Page: Information and resources about water issues on an international scale with particular focus on Africa.
Water Tech Online: News archives on water issues.
WaterWeb: List of links organized alphabetically including lesson plans, information, organizations worldwide.
World Bank: Detailed list of links to water and development organizations, and research institutes, water technology, and student and teachers resources.
World Resources Institute: Resources, publications, information on global topics related to water and aquatic ecosystems.
The World's Water: List of information and resource links to organizations, government, educational and commercial sites, water publications, databases and water-related events.
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