South Florida Water Management District
The mission of the South Florida Water Management District centers on saving and/or restoring Central and South Florida’s irreplaceable water resources and unique environments.
The website offers 50 Ways to Be Water Smart, outlines the specifics of water restriction rules, shows the levels of wells and aquifers, provides rainfall histories and long-term rain forecasts, and even offers scenic screensavers you can download to your computer. It also offers a new online tool for learning about ways to save water and help protect our region’s most valuable resource. www.sfwmd.gov
Universities Council on Water Resources
The Universities Council on Water Resources offers an online brochure that defines hydrology, describes careers in the field, and discusses surface and ground water, flood control, navigation and other water-related topics. www.ucowr.org
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection offers a Water Resource Management page with information about water consumption, quality, monitoring and safety. www.dep.state.fl.us/water
U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey of the Department of the Interior provides water data, fact sheets and information about current events, studies and technical resources. water.usgs.gov
The folks at the American Water Works Association created this website to answer consumers most frequent questions about water and related topics. It also features a section for kids and has another about conservation. www.drinktap.org
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
The Office of Water of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides information about ground water and drinking water; wastewater management; wetlands, oceans & watersheds; and the Clean Water Action Plan.
EPA’s Explorers’ Club for Kids!
Visit the EPA’s home page, click on Kids, and you’ll find games and information about a variety of environmental topics including water resources, on the Explorers’ Club page. www.epa.gov/students