: America's Clean Water Foundation is a non-profit
organization that specializes in outreach and education
services on clean water issues. Interested in helping
or would you like more information? Visit their site!
: The American Water Resources Association is a non-profit
professional association dedicated to the advancement
of men and women in water resources management, research,
and education. They promise a balanced, professional
approach to solving water resources challenges in
a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
: Care2 is the largest Environmental Network connecting
over 2 million Consumers with Nonprofit Organizations
and Eco-Oriented Corporations.
: The Environmental Magazine is an independent publication
on environmental issues. It aims to educate, inspire
and empower Americans to make a difference for the
: The World Resources Institute's mission, to move
human society to live in ways that protect Earth's
environment and its capacity to provide for the needs
and aspirations of current and future generations,
and how they go about accomplishing their mission
is explained more fully on their website. Check it
out for ways that you can help!
Lakes are inland bodies of freshwater ranging in size
from less than one acre to several thousands of acres.
Simply stated, lakes are the bodies of water that
fill depressions in the earth's surface. Lakes may
be further described by their origin and classified
by trophic status according to their characteristics.
Reservoirs are lakes, often man-made, that control
water flow for hydroelectric power generation, flood
control, and/or municipal water supplies. Follow the
links on this page to learn more about lakes, ponds,
and reservoirs or get an overview of these "lentic"
: The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to educating and motivating people to care
for and about groundwater.
: The Irrigation Association is a non-profit, North
American organization, that intends to improve the
products and practices used to manage water resources
and to help shape the worldwide business environment
of the irrigation industry. The Irrigation Association's
interest in water resources encompasses the application
conservation, drainage, improvement and recovery of
water for economic and environmental enhancement in
agriculture, turfgrass, landscape and forestry.
: The North American Lake Management Society's mission
is to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists,
and professionals to foster the management and protection
of lakes and reservoirs for today and tomorrow.
: The PAN Pesticides Database is your one-stop location
for current toxicity and regulatory information for
pesticides. To find out more information about insecticides,
herbicides, other pesticides and chemicals, as well
as to be linked to a comprehensive collection of data
sources check out this site.
: The US Geological Survey (USGS) serves the Nation
as an independent fact-finding agency that collects,
monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding
about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.
On this easily-searchable site, you'll find a wealth
of information and data relating to water.
: EnviroLink is a non-profit organization... a grassroots
online community that unites hundreds of organizations
and volunteers around the world with millions of people
in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated
to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental
information and news.
: Environmental Defense is a national nonprofit organization
that seeks to link science, economics and law to create
innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions
to society's most urgent environmental problems.
: EPA's mission is to protect human health and to
safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and
land — upon which life depends. Its staff are highly
educated and technically trained; more than half are
engineers, scientists, and policy analysts. In addition,
a large number of employees are legal, public affairs,
financial, information management and computer specialists.
Headquartered in Washington D.C, EPA is led by the
Administrator, who is appointed by the President of
the United States.
: The Freshwater Society is a public nonprofit organization
dedicated to conserving, restoring, and protecting
freshwater resources and their surrounding watersheds.
Through its program initiatives in freshwater resource
management, groundwater and surface water stewardship
activities, public education, conferences and publications,
the Freshwater Society has been a catalyst for understanding
one of our most important natural resources.
: The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit
technical and educational organization which focuses
on the preservation and enhancement of the global
water environment. The WEF network includes water
quality professionals from 79 Member Associations
in over 32 countries.