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View Resource Water Wells Tutorial

Water Wells Tutorial is a training manual for constructing water wells and handpumps compiled by Lifewater Canada, a group of concerned individuals working in the water resources field. The manual provides an overview of each of the ten areas of consideration when designing and installing a water well. Graphics are used to show concepts and detailed images of technical descriptions. A file index...
View Resource Freshwater Initiative

Launched in 1998 by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Freshwater Initiative aims "to protect the plants and animals dependent on freshwaters and develop solutions to key causes of freshwater biodiversity decline." To achieve this goal, Freshwater Initiative staff identifies sites that harbor critical aquatic biodiversity, targets conservation activities at several key freshwater sites, and...
View Resource EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal

Provided by the World Resources Institute (WRI) with assistance from several sponsors, EarthTrends is an environmental information portal, offering searchable databases, data tables, country profiles, maps, and feature articles in ten topical sections. These include Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, Climate and Atmosphere, Agriculture and Food, and Forests and Grasslands, among others. The databases...
View Resource Living Water: Freshwater Conservation Actions in Asia/Pacific

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recently placed online three reports focusing on conservation efforts in the Asia/Pacific region. Offered in .pdf format, all three reports provide overviews of WWF's current (the reports were originally published in 1997 and 1998) and planned efforts in their respective areas of concern, both at the regional and national levels. While aimed particularly at WWF...
View Resource Crop Evapotranspiration - Guidelines For Computing Crop Water Requirements - FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper 56

This online report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a rich resource on evapotranspiration. The document includes a comprehensive introduction to evapotranspiration, methods of calculation, and an examination of evapotranspiration in crops. The report is easy to navigate with a detailed table of contents; navigational buttons; and links to figures, tables, and...
View Resource Desalination Directory Online

Maintained by Mariam Balaban, the Desalination Directory Web site offers over 12,000 entries consisting of government and academic institutions, companies, and individuals in the field of desalination and water reuse. The individuals, companies and institution, cumulative and the Office of Saline Water categories are searchable by keyword, while the associations, publications, and events...
View Resource US Water News

This is the home page of the monthly publication US Water News. Most online content is news coverage of water supply and quality, legislation, water rights, conservation, and the global waterfront. The collection of links is quite impressive, with state, federal, international, nonprofit, and many other resources listed. Assorted buyer's guides for a wide variety of water products are given with...
View Resource United States Society on Dams

The United States Society on Dams (USSD) is a professional organization that promotes the advancement of dam engineering and technology, and fosters public awareness of the importance of dams. The best feature on the society's home page is its excellent introduction to dams and their benefits. First, a short definition of a dam is given, and then some reasons for their construction are outlined...
View Resource Drought Resources and Information

The Drought Resources and Information Web site is maintained by the Utah State University Extension Water Resource Issues Team, which was created to "address information needs related to water conservation and quality in agriculture and urban settings." The site provides information on several subjects including landscape irrigation, agricultural water uses, home water conservation, drought and...
View Resource Online Training in Watershed Management

Another informative Web site from the Environmental Protection Agency is the Online Training in Watershed Management page. Here, citizens have access to a wealth of information and tools to help them understand and protect their water resources. Six "modules" are offered, each of which take between a half to two hours to complete. They are organized by theme including an Introduction, watershed...
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