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General Information on Water


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The links below are excellent resources for general introductory information on water resources.


Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI)

GEMI provides businesses with tools and strategies to help foster global environmental health and safety and economic success. Specifically, this site offers a road map that serves as a guide for organizations to better understand how emerging water issues might affect them, given their operations, needs, and circumstances. The tool is designed to help individual companies build a business water strategy and sustainably manage their relationship to water resources.

Surf Your Watershed- EPA

Watersheds, as defined by the EPA, are “those land areas that catch rain or snow and drain to specific marshes, streams, rivers, lakes, or to ground water”. In this site, the EPA offers the opportunity to find your watershed, as well as important environmental information related to your watershed.

Tech Alive

Tech Alive is a source of scholarly content generated by Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff. It offers a wide range of information for readers to develop a basic understanding of specific environmental issues, such as water quality, ecosystems, biodiversity, and energy resources.

The Groundwater Foundation

The Groundwater Foundation is focused on educating the public about the issues surrounding groundwater contamination and subsequent environmental and human health effects. The sight provides concise groundwater education materials, as well as access to ideas and links describing how individuals can get involved in groundwater conservation and pollution prevention.

USGS Science for a changing world

U.S. Geological Survey is a great resource for those who are interested in basic water information. It is an unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water.

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