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View Resource Pacific Institute Releases New Economy of Water

Riveting reading, the Pacific Institute's report on The Economy of Water puts it all up front when it comes to the status and power of water as an issue of looming national and international significance. Looking at water from multiple perspectives, the report clearly details the impact and potential harm of current and pending zoning and privatization efforts on the part of utilities and other...
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...
View Resource Global Water Crisis

As mentioned in this Web site -- a free Web Focus from the journal Nature -- over one billion people in the world already lack access to clean water, a crisis that will only intensify as the global population swells and freshwater resource continue to dwindle. Nature offers an analysis of the situation with news stories, features and editorials, interactive graphics, and an archived article from...

View Resource Selected Water-Resources Abstracts

Maintained by the USGS Water Web Server Team, the Selected Water-Resources Abstracts Web site was compiled from several sources on the subject of water resources since 1977. Users can search by report number, keyword, author, hydrologic unit, state, and year. The database gives researchers easy access to specific information among the vast array of publications distributed by the agency.
View Resource School Sanitation

The United Nations and the World Bank remain committed to improving education in the developing world, and this website is designed to address one key component of this initiative, namely school sanitation. For students to remain successful in school settings, it is hoped that these materials will help “create an enabling learning environment that contributes to children’s improved health,...
View Resource Human Development Report 2006

Every year, many policy specialists and government officials eagerly await the annual Human Development Report issued by the United Nations Development Programme. Released in early November 2006, this year’s report was primarily focused on the issue of water, and they remarked that, “unclean water is an immeasurably greater threat to human security that violent conflict.” Within its 440 page, the...