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Hours of internet research for "Water, Water Everywhere" are condensed and linked below. You can use the links to clarify points, hunt down additional information, or further develop specific ideas addressed in the story. Care was taken to find two sources for each fact cited in the article.

Websites listed as Key Resources are packed with information about global water events and issues. Specific Resources link you to individual articles containing one or more facts of interest included in "Water, Water Everywhere."


Key Resources

Dartmouth Flood Observatory: Global Active Archive of Large Flood Events
Archive Atlas: Critical resource for worldwide flood information
Water articles: worldwide
Water information: websites
Water issues around the world
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO): Is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.


Specific Resources

After the Tsunami: Rapid Environmental Assessment, 3 March 2005

Estuary: An estuary is a partially enclosed body of water formed where freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the ocean, mixing with the salty seawater.

"Asian Tsunami Inflicts Multi Million Dollar Damage on Indonesia's Environment,": 21 January 2005

AUDUBON'S MISSISSIPPI STRATEGY AND OBJECTIVES

"Azeri Experts Warn of Ecological Disaster After Russian Oil Spill in Caspian": Text of report by Azerbaijani TV station ANS on 2 June 

The Big Thaw: Global Disaster Will Follow If the Ice Cap on Greenland Melts Now scientists say it is vanishing far faster than even they expected: By Geoffrey Lean 

"Canada Reintroduces Legislation To Protect The Great Lakes From Bulk Water Removals": February 5, 2001 (3:20 p.m. EST) No. 16

China has toiled over the last few years to restore and preserve its wetland resources.

Climate Change and Pollution are Killing Millions, Says Study; Poor sanitation to blame, says World Bank report; Economic growth stalled by environmental factors: By John Vidal. Published on Thursday, October 6, 2005 by the Guardian, Guardian Unlimited © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2005 

Climate Change More Rapid Than Ever: September 30, 2005

"Dangerous Mix: Oil, Saltwater Mar Louisiana Coast, Threaten Future"

Desertification Climate Change and the Mediterranean Region

"Despite storms, coasts fill up": Page 1, USA Today. October 21-23, 2005

Earth's Health in Sharp Decline, Massive Study Finds: By Brian Handwerk, for National Geographic News March 31, 2005

"EPA might be withholding pollution data":  The Society of Environmental Journalists says the U.S EPA is apparently withholding data on chemical pollution caused by Hurricane Katrina.

50m environmental refugees by end of decade, UN warns · States urged to prepare for victims of climate change · Natural disasters displace more people than wars: David Adam, environment correspondent Wednesday October 12, 2005 The Guardian

Flood Water : What is in the water going into Lake Pontchartrain and the river? http://www.epa.gov/katrina/testresults/air/taga.html
http://www.epa.gov/cgi-bin/epaprintonly.cgi (printed article--air screening)
http://www.epa.gov/katrina/testresults/sediments/index.html
http://www.epa.gov/katrina/faqs.htm#9

Freshwater Principles, Objectives and Goals

Functional Role of Wetlands in Watersheds: University of Florida

Glaciers Melting Worldwide, Study Finds: By Robert S. Boyd, Contra Costa Times August 21, 2002

"Global warming drying out source of China's mighty Yellow River BEIJING" (AFP):  Oct 10, 2005 All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse.

Himalayan glaciers 'melting fast': Melting glaciers in the Himalayas could lead to water shortages for hundreds of millions of people, the conservation group WWF has claimed. Last Updated: Monday, 14 March, 2005, 01:10 GMT

Hurricane Katrina: Assessing the Present Environmental Status. Statement of Erik D. Olson, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Katrina Contamination :ENVIRONMENT

"Katrina's damage to water systems will top $2.25 billion American": Water Works Association (AWWA) AWWA News Release, September 22, 2005

"Katrina: Environment Experts Worried About Pollution In Gulf Of Mexico": (AFP) Sep 13, 2005 WATERWORLD All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse.

Katrina lays bare Superfund woes: Concern rises that storm may have compromised cleanup of toxic sites around New Orleans -- and created new ones. Sci/Tech Environment from the September 15, 2005 edition

"Kazakhstan's glaciers 'melting fast': By Alex Kirby, BBC News Online environment correspondent. Last Updated: Thursday, 4 September, 2003, 12:31 GMT 13:31 UK

La. ecological harm called unprecedented: Spill cleanup could take year

Marine Organisms Threatened By Increasingly Acidic Ocean; Corals and Plankton May Have Difficulty Making Shells: September 29, 2005 — By Woods Hole, Oceanographic Institute

New Orleans cleanup a delicate balancing act: Experts: Culture must be restored with environment

Overview of Assignment: In 2004, the California Coastal Sediment Management Workgroup (CSMW) requested that the California Geological Survey (CGS) conduct research and prepare brief summaries of literature on various topics.

Plumes and Blooms: Studying the Color of the Santa Barbara Channel David A. Siegel, R.C. Smith, M. Brzeziniski, L. Mertes, L. Washburn, M.J. Neumann, Institute for Computational Earth System Science, UC Santa Barbara

Preliminary Analyses of Economic Losses Caused by Hurricane Katrina to Louisiana's Fisheries Resources: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Marine Pollution in the United States:Prepared for the Pew Oceans Commission by Donald F. Boesch, et. al.

Modeling the Effect of Climatic and Human Impacts on Margin Sedimentation

Natural and Man-made Disasters Threaten Stability of Small Islands: Sea and Land-based Pollution Among Key Environment Threats to Caribbean Islands

New drive to save wetlands: The Christian Science Monitor, 19 October 2005

Post-Katrina environmental catastrophe: A Diary of Toxic Injustice

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

The Role of Wetlands

SATELLITES SPOT MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI—IN THE ATLANTIC: Information for above-listed story obtained from:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2005/mississippi.html

Sediment Patterns

Shaking our Foundations : Media and the Asian Tsunami

Study Finds High Toxins in Wash. Fish: March 29, 2005 -- By Associated Press

Testing the Waters 2005:National Resources Defense Council

Tip of the melting iceberg

Toxic Flood Lifts Lid On Common Urban Pollution Problem: All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse.

UNEP Names Seven "Champions of the Earth": Nairobi, 12 April 2005 -- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named seven leaders in the field of the environment as Champions of the Earth for "setting an example for the world to follow."

Unesco And Ramsar Launch Internet Site On Wetlands On World Wetlands Day, February 2

The unique location of the LUMCON Marine Center near the discharges of a world class river and within the expansive coastal wetlands of Louisiana provides numerous research opportunities.

Utrecht Declaration on Wetlands: Final Resolution Adopted at the 7th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference Utrecht, the Netherlands 25-30 July, 2004

Water security will be a key issue at the U.N.'s World Summit on Sustainable Development to be held in Johannesburg from August 26 to September 4.

What is an estuary?

When the Levee Breaks : August 31, 2005

Women, Children Most At Risk from Toxins in New Orleans' Water: Feminist Daily News Wire September 15, 2005

World Water Day:The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

World Wetlands Day: World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on the 2nd of February.
http://www.deh.gov.au/water/wetlands/day/
http://www.nctwr.org.au/events/wwd.html

Date last updated: 17th February, 2006

 

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