Water Resource Library


Public Service


Environmental Protection Agency
The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.


United Nations
In 2003, UN-Water was endorsed as the new official United Nations mechanism for follow-up of the water-related decisions reached at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals.


International Water Association
IWA: Connecting water professionals worldwide to lead the development of effective and sustainable approaches to water management.


Water Quality Association
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a non-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial, industrial, and small community water treatment industry.


Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council
WSSCC focuses exclusively on those people around the world who currently lack water and sanitation, with all its policies and work aimed only to serve those people.

World Water Council: World Water Forum
The World Water Council continues to increase the awareness of global water issues and the political mobilization it has reached through the World Water Forum. The Forum is a unique platform where the water community and the policy and decision makers from all regions of the world can link together, debate and attempt to find solutions to achieve water security.


International Association of Hydrogeologists
IAH is a scientific and educational organization whose aims are to promote research into and understanding of the proper management and protection of groundwater for the common good throughout the world.


Outreach & Education


World Water Week
The 2008 World Water Week in Stockholm will scrutinize progress and prospects in the efforts to build a clean and healthy world. It will be held in the Stockholm International Fairs and Congress Center, August 17-23, 2008.


World Water Day
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.


International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’
The United Nations General Assembly, in December 2003, proclaimed the years 2005 to 2015 as the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'.


The Water Cycle
Water Science for Schools: The Water Cycle - Earth's water is always in movement, and the water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth.


Universities Council on Water Resources
Universities and organizations lead in education, research and public service in water resources.


Water Saver
H2ouse: Water Saver Home – Take the tour to investigate the Top 5 Actions that will save you water in each area of your home. Also, check out the Water Budget Calculator and visit the Garden Guide.


Hydration Calculator
International Bottled Water Association offers an online “calculator” to help you determine how much water you should be drinking each day, based on your temperature, weight, level and duration of exercise, and many other factors.




Ocean Arks International
Ocean Arks International is a global leader in the field of ecological water purification. Their mission is to disseminate the ideas and practices of ecological sustainability throughout the world.


Natural Systems International
Natural Systems International (NSI) is a leader in applied biotechnology and ecological engineering.  NSI provides comprehensive and specialized engineering services in the area of biological wastewater treatment, storm water treatment, water reuse, and water resources master planning.


The Green Center Inc.
The Green Center Inc. is a non-profit educational institute that evolved from the New Alchemy Institute. Green Center also supports projects that demonstrate ecologically derived forms of energy, agriculture, aquaculture, housing, and landscapes, and living in harmony with nature.


Todd Ecological Design, Inc.
Todd Ecological Design, Inc. is an award-winning water and natural resources planning firm. They provide clients with cost-effective aesthetic solutions to wastewater, storm water, aquatic environment management, and bio-solids conversion.




Global Water Foundation
The Global Water Foundation was set up as a charitable trust to raise public awareness, provide technical assistance, support knowledge-sharing, support technical innovation and research and facilitate the provision of humanitarian aid throughout the developing world, with the ultimate goal of providing safe, healthy, drinking water and adequate sanitation in areas where it is not available or where accessibility and supply have been compromised.


Nature's Voice, Our Choice
Nature's Voice, Our Choice develops region-specific solutions by educating and implementing projects that use natural solutions to help solve the problems of: sanitation, depleting water resources, water contamination, land degradation, loss of biodiversity; and poverty resulting from the combination of these factors.


WaterPartners International
WaterPartners International is a U.S.-based non-profit organization committed to providing safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries.