Industry Related Links
StormCon-The World's Largest Stormwater Pollution Prevention ConferenceStormCon is the leading source for NPDES Phase II training in all aspects of stormwater management for municipalities, consultants, highway and heavy construction contractors, developers, regulated industries, and special sites, such as ports and airports.
The American Public Works Association
The Watershed & Coastal Resources Division at the County of Orange,
The California Evironmental Protection Agency - State Water Resources Control Board
County of San Diego, CA - Department of Environmental Health
Links on Clean Water and Clean Oceans
Links on Clean Drinking Water, Water Pollution Water Conservation and Restoration
Clean Water - Clean Oceans
Coral Reef Alliance - Information on coral reefs and how to keep them healthy. Includes a coral reef photo gallery
Conservation International's Marine Portal - Access news, publications and web resources related to the marine environment.
The Cousteau Society - Join the Cousteau team on their worldwide expeditions as they explore the fragile web of life beneath the sea.
EPA's Oceans Page - Whether your ocean knowledge is fundamental or extensive, this site has plenty of useful information for you.
Heal the Bay - A non-profit group using research, education, community action and policy programs to make Santa Monica Bay and Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life.
Monterey Bay Aquarium - This family-friendly site includes activities for kids, a field guide to sea creatures and wallet-sized Seafood Watch cards to help you make smart choices when you see fish on the menu.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Features of the government agency's site include a State of the Coast Report, an interactive MapFinder service, tide predictions and even a special El Niño section.
The Ocean Conservancy - From citizen action to hands-on conservation work, this site shows you how to dive right in to help keep our oceans healthy.
Oceana - Learn about the environmental threats oceans face, the legal battles to protect them and actions you can take online.
OceanExpert - OceanExpert, also known as the Global Directory of Marine and Freshwater Professionals, is a database containing information on thousands of individuals involved in marine or freshwater research and management.
Pew Oceans Commission - An organization established to assess the condition of America's oceans and living marine resources, and set national priorities to restore and protect them for future generations.
Sea Around Us - This partnership between the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre and the Pew Charitable Trust focuses on researching the impacts of large-scale fisheries on marine ecosystems, and how these trends can be reversed. The site presents technical information, maps and databases.
Secrets of the Ocean Realm - This PBS site brings you face to face with sea dwellers great and small, underwater wildlife filming hints and a fun ocean quiz.
Surfrider Foundation - Check out what rad surfers with an environmental conscience are doing to protect coastal resources. Features include daily surf and water quality conditions.
Sustainable Seas - Follow the progress of National Geographic and NOAA researchers as they study the depths of the ocean.
UN Atlas of the Oceans - Designed for policymakers, scientists, students and resource managers, this web portal features a database of biological, historical and geographical resources relating to the oceans.
U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy - Mandated by the Oceans Act of 2000, this commission is working with the states, scientific advisors and the public to develop a National Oceans Report, which will be used to make ocean and coastal policy recommendations to the president and Congress.
Drinking Water, Water Pollution, Water Conservation and Restoration
Biological Indicators of Watershed Health - This EPA site details how environmental scientists observe specific fish, insects, algae and plants to evaluate the health of bodies of water.
Clean Water Network - An alliance of over 1,000 organizations working to protect our nation's water resources.
Environmental Working Group - Provides locally relevant information on public health issues including drinking water.
EPA's Cleaner Water Through Conservation - This site explains the relationship between water quantity and quality and discusses how developing water-use efficiency programs can help states and local communities achieve cleaner water through conservation.
EPA's Office of Wastewater Management - Includes fact sheets and publications on stormwater, sewer overflows and animal feeding operations, and links to related EPA programs.
National Response Center - The sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills.
Reclaiming the Everglades - A collaborative project of the libraries at the University of Miami, Florida International University and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, this website includes a timeline of Everglades history from 1492 to the present, photos, biographies and the opportunity to connect live with an Everglades librarian if you have a question.
River Network - Offers watershed information, links and resources to help groups create local solutions to river degradation.
USGS Water Resources of the United States - A comprehensive guide to America's water resources from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Water Keeper Alliance - Helps citizens protect their communities and waterways from polluters by developing environmental "neighborhood watch" programs.
Water Quality Information Center - A comprehensive list of more than 1,000 web sites related to all aspects of water quality from the National Agriculture Library.
Water Recycling - Explore an ecological wastewater recycling system in Chatham County, North Carolina.
The Watershed Management Council - Information from a nonprofit educational organization on the art and science of watershed management.
WaterWiser - Features water efficiency resources, links and a calendar of water conservation-related events.