"This article serves as a quick-and-dirty look at water conservation. It will inform about the health of our current water supply, give a brief overview on important water legislation, review a variety of strategies and techniques for irrigation and stormwater management, and conclude with real-world applications."
This search engine includes many federal agencies and searches entire document texts for numerous reports.
Download PDFs of major aquifers, minor aquifers, and major river basins under the "Natural Resources" section. Go to the "Administrative Boundaries" section for maps of Groundwater Management Areas, Groundwater Conservation Districts, and Regional Water Planning Groups.
This PDF includes a map, list of managers, addresses, and phone numbers.
American Rivers' Natural Security Report focuses on the use of green infrastructure by eight communities as an approach to adapt to the anticipated impacts from climate change.
Results from the Census of Agriculture have now been published at the watershed level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The information is available for all 20 major water sources in the United States, as well as for each of the 376 water basins.
Texas State's Bobcat Tram system's route stops in Austin, Kyle, San Marcos, New Braunfels, and San Antonio. It is offered to Texas State students, faculty, and staff - and the general public, at an additional cost. The route runs on most weekdays, excluding school holidays.
The RoundUp blog invites you to tune in as we will be presenting the "healthy skeptic's view," digging below the spin and uncovering the truth behind the votes and decisions of our local government decision makers.
EPA Watershed Wiki
Watershed Central includes a feature called a wiki, which is web site that allows the user to submit and edit content so that the information is constantly updated by the watershed community (just like Wikipedia). The wiki includes case studies, information on watershed organizations and various watershed management tools.
The South Llano Watershed Alliance is an organization of landowners and interested stakeholders whose mission is to preserve and enhance the South Llano River and adjoining watersheds by encouraging land and water stewardship through collaboration, education, and community participation. Check out this group's website for more information!
The USFWS' Strategic Plan for Climate Change draft is available for review and public comment. Note that the comment period is open through November the 23, 2009.
Gregg Eckhardt's Edwards Aquifer Website
This is by far the most comprehensive Edwards Aquifer site managed by a private citizen. If you have questions, Gregg probably has answers!
The parents' place for nature, play, and learning.
- Advance cave and karst science by conducting, coordinating, and facilitating research.
- Serve as a repository for and provide analysis and synthesis of speleological (cave related) information.
- Foster partnerships and cooperation in cave and karst research, education, and management programs.
- Promote and conduct cave and karst educational programs.
- Promote national and international cooperative programs that further cave and karst research, education, and stewardship.
- Develop and promote environmentally sound and sustainable cave and karst management practices.
National Geographic Freshwater Website
By 2050, a third of the people on Earth may lack a clean, secure source of water. Join National Geographic in exploring the local stories and global trends that define the world's water crisis. Learn about freshwater resources and how they are used to feed, power, and sustain all life. See how the forces of technology, climate, human nature, and policy create challenges and drive solutions for a sustainable planet.