Learning & Resources

General Knowledge, Science

infographic: water quality around the world, by nation (Yale Univ. data source).
Drinking-water quality around the world, by nation (based on data from Yale Univ.)

Some of the Basics:

Contaminants & Microplastics

PFAs — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances by Consumer Notice

How to Avoid PFAs by Consumer Notice

The Ocean Cleanup (part 1) by Deep Sea News

The Ocean Cleanup (part 2) by Deep Sea News

Deal with Hurricanes and Floods

Thanks to Mickey Taylor at floodsafety.info for these links:

Testing Methods, Equipment, Procedures

Surface Waters


Comprehensive: the USGS Water Science School’s Groundwater

Tracking microplastic pollution to its sources will usually require identifying the particular plastics and, only then, its likely sources. One of only two public-access databases can be used with the assistance of tech instructions published in Nature.com publication Scientific Data:

“A Raman spectral reference library of potential anthropogenic and biological ocean polymer”

Regional Waters

  • Daily Digest of California Water News — Maven’s Notebook does a superb job staying on top of the Golden State’s latest.
  • California Water Library — an independently compiled collection of articles and reports covering all facets of California water.
  • Groundwater Exchange — focusing on California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, this is an activity of the California Water Library
  • John Hart :: Writer — love of land and love of language meet in the work of poet and environmental journalist John Hart.

Global & Oceans

logo: UN Water, United Nations
United Nations website, global issues and resources

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Links to important resources about water, primarily focusing on the United States and territories.
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