is a K-12 school-community learning experience, using a local watershed
as a living laboratory in which students engage in hands-on activities.
- Center for Watershed Protection
- provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations
around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the
nation’s most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and
Partnerships -- A Watershed Approach to Ecosystem Management by
Barry Lewis, Science Writer, Environmental Associates, Academy of Natural
Sciences, January, 1995.
- Global Rivers Environmental
Education Network (GREEN) Resources - lists sites about rivers,
water quality, and a wide variety of water topics. Covers sites of interest
to researchers and K-12 teachers.
- Know Your Watershed
- maps of watersheds and a variety of full-text guides about watershed
issues, includes a Watershed IQ Test, by Conservation Technology Information
- Science in Your Watershed
- by the U.S.G.S., the purpose of this site is to help you find scientific
information organized on a watershed basis.
- Surf Your Watershed by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows searching by zip code or
state or other factors to identify particular watersheds. This site
offers a facility to create maps of particular watersheds.
- Top 10 Watershed Lessons
Learned - from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office
of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds.
- Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database -
A project of the Oregon State University, Department of Geosciences to aid in the assessment
of the process of water conflict prevention and resolution.
- Managing Watersheds
to Improve Land and Water - good background and current policy on
watershed management in the Southwest.
- Verde River
Basin Real-Time Surface Water Data - USGS now provides near real
time access to water flow data. This page covers the Verde River Basin,
with Beaver Creek about in the middle.
- Verde River Watershed, includes
maps of soils, wells, stream gauging information.
- Water and Climate
Bibliography by Pacific Institute. A comprehensive database of
scientific literature pertaining to climate change and freshwater resources
worldwide. The current version contains 3600 entries.
- Water Science for
Schools from the U.S. Geological Survey, including a great glossary
of water terms:
- Watershed Management Council
provides a newsletter, a calendar of relevant meetings and conferences,
and a database of its full-text publications.
- WaterWiser - provides
a Drip Calculator and consevation tips, maintained by the American Water
is a Watershed -- a brief video on the web illustrates what a watershed
is. If you can't access it, you may need to download
a plug-in like Apple Quicktime to view it. Other videos: Everyone
Impacts a Watershed and Potential
Sources of Pollution.