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Environment Reporter
Current reports providing coverage of legislative, regulatory, legal, and policy news concerning the environment, plus authoritative documentation of federal laws, rules, cases, and mining regulation. Includes full text judicial opinions, rulings, and memoranda. The license to this database restricts access to SIU Law Users only.
Publisher: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR)
Network of Research Institutes in every state that conduct basic and applied research to solve water problems unique to their area.

United States Government Information

Safe Drinking Water Act
Clean Water Act
For more U.S. statutes, check the index to the United States Code at KF62 2000 .A2 or search the Code at http://uscode.house.gov/.

Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Water
Responsible for the Agency's water quality activities including development of national programs, technical policies, and regulations relating to drinking water, water quality, ground water, pollution source standards, and the protection of wetlands, marine, and estuarine areas.

  • Office of Wetlands, Oceans, & Watersheds
    Features information on wetlands, oceans, coasts, estuaries, watersheds, tmdls, rivers, water quality, monitoring, polluted runoff.
  • Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water
    Protects public health and the environment by setting standards for drinking water contaminants and protecting sources of drinking water.
  • Office of Wastewater Management
    Oversees a range of programs contributing to the well-being of the nation's waters and watersheds.
  • Office of Science and Technology
    Responsible for developing sound, scientifically defensible standards, criteria, advisories, guidelines, limitations and standards guidelines under the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

EPA Topics: Water

EPA: Water Projects and Programs

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: National Water and Climate Center
Provides information and publications on a variety of Water and Climate and Conservation Planning topics.

Water Quality Information Center
Includes databases, bibliographies, news, and other electronic resources on Water and Agriculture issues, and a lengthy list of links to Water-Related databases.
Publisher: USDA National National Agricultural Library.

Department of Commerce: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The site index and site map let you access NOAA pages by topic. But you have to scroll more than halfway down the page to find links to the major Organizations or Services within NOAA and to the Offices of International and Legislative Affairs.

Department of the Interior: USGS Water Resources of the United States
Site includes water resources databases, maps, software, publications, and glossaries. Browse by program or topic. There are also links to additional sources of water information, an FAQ, a site map, and a site search box.

State Information

Illinois Statutes on Waterways
Chapter 615 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes is only the main grouping of Illinois statutes on this topic. For more Illinois statutes, check the index to the Illinois Compiled Statutes at KFI1230.3 .A3, or search the statutes at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp.

State Statutes Dealing with Water
One of the Legal Information Institute's State Statutes by Topic pages.
Publisher: Cornell Law School. Legal Information Institute.

Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database: U.S. Interstate Freshwater Compacts Database
Provides a database of 39 U.S. Domestic interstate freshwater compacts. Search by states involved, name of river basin, main basin, principle focus (such as hydropower or flood control), and earliest and latest dates.
Publisher: Oregon State University Department of Geosciences and other agencies and individuals.

Water Librarians' Home Page
A librarian in a California water agency shares links to resources that he finds useful in his work.

International Information

Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database
Provides a searchable database of summaries and full-text of 150 water-related treaties, a database of 29 interstate compact treaties of the United States, primary and secondary sources on 14 case studies on the processes of water conflict resolution, news files of water conflicts, an annotated bibliography of Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Resolution, and other publications.
Publisher: Oregon State University Department of Geosciences, and other agencies and individual contributors which are listed on the site homepage.

International Water Law Project (IWLP)
Created to provide pertinent information on international water law and policy and related topics, including treaties, articles, news stories, case law, Internet links, and other relevant information.

Non-Governmental Organizations

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

EnviroLink Network
Non-profit organization that has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.

Environmental Organization WebDirectory!
Links to a wide range of environmental organizations.

Earthjustice: Water
Non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.

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