There are many useful resources available on the internet to help us learn about the science of water, where we get our water, and how to conserve and protect it. Many of these links are found throughout the MSWD website.
- Water Counts
- Numerous tools for conservation and education
- American Water Works Association's nifty WaterWiser Drip Calculator
- Water Use It Wisely
- Take a tour of this water-wise home
- International Arid Lands Consortium's Water Conservation Tips
- Learn about the EPA's WaterSense program
- Visit the EPA Wastes site to learn how to conserve and protect resources by reducing your waste stream.
- Check out the California Water Awareness Campaign site for conservation ideas and activities for teachers, students, media and everyone
- Save our Water
Desert Landscaping Resources:
- MSWD's Water Efficient Landscaping Guidelines
- MSWD water-wise plant guide
- Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley (DHSCV)
- Water Education Water Awareness Committee - WEWAC's Plant of the Month
- Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation - AWAC's Plant of the Month
- CVWD's online version of "Lush & Efficient - Gardening in the Coachella Valley ."
- The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer provides an excellent array of informative brochures and booklets available in PDF format on their web site. Be sure to check out "The Enchanted Xeriscape," "Xeriscape 101" and "The Complete How-To Guide to Xeriscape."
- The Southern Nevada Water Authority provides excellent water-wise irrigation information on their web site and in a series of short videos posted on their Irrigation Tips page.
- The CA Department of Water Resources / Office of Water Use Efficiency provides excellent landscape resources, including a booklet entitled "Water Efficient Landscapes. "
- EPA Water Information
- USGS Aquifer Basics
- USGS Groundwater
- California Department of Water Resources
- California State Water Resources Control Board
Fun For Kids:
- EPA's Environmental Kids Club
- EPA's What's Up With Our Nation's Waters?
- USGS Water Science for Schools