Institute for Appropriate Technology

    Information on Water

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  • Oasis Design Systems - one of the best water resources on the web: rainwater catchment & filtration; greywater & blackwater treatment; drip irrigation; edible landscaping; transport bicycles, and ecological system troubleshooting. Books, articles, and consulting.
  • Civitas2004 - features a weekly edition of the latest news, events, links and resources-- all focusing on urban sustainbility issues. THe site is available in three languages--English, Spanish, and Catalan.
  • Critical EcoRegions Program of the Sierra Club - The Sierra Club's guide to activism to save major land and water systems in the United States and Canada. Emphasis on grassroots action and volunteerism.
  • CSIRO Division of Water Resources - Great Australian site on water resources.
  • Ensaver Toilet Conversion Kit - The Ensaver Toilet Conversion Kit allows you to convert your standard toilets to low-water usage toilets at a nominal cost.
  • Florida Center for Environmental Studies - This inter-university group was created to synthesize and communicate knowledge in the management Florida ecosystems and other tropical and sub-tropical water dominated freshwater and estuarine ecosystems worldwide. Various information systems and announcement listings are available here.
  • GEO 2000 - A coordinated network of Collaborating Centres is the core of the GEO process. These centres have played an increasingly important role in preparing GEO reports. They are now responsible for almost all the regional inputs, thus combining top-down integrated assessment with bottom-up environmental reporting. A number of Associated Centres also participate, providing specialized expertise. Four working groups ?on modelling, scenarios, policy and data ?provide advice and support to the GEO process, helping coordinate the work of the Collaborating Centres to make their outputs as comparable as possible. Other United Nations agencies contribute to the GEO Process through the United Nations System-wide Earthwatch, coordinated by UNEP. In particular, they provide substantive data and information on the many environmentally-related issues that fall under their individual mandates; they also help review drafts.
  • Institute for Global Communications (IGC) - The Institute for Global Communications (IGC) is a nonprofit organization that provides alternative sources of information as well as online access and comprehensive Internet services for progressive individuals and organizations.
  • National Drought Mitigation Center - The NDMC provides information to reduce a societal vulnerability to drought, stressing prevention and promoting self-reliance.
  • National Ground Water Association - The mission of the National Ground Water Association is to provide professional and technical leadership in the advancement of the ground water industry; and in the protection, the promotion, the responsible development and use of ground water resources.
  • Public-Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment - UNDP - The purpose of the PPPUE is to help countries tap into the increasing flow of private capital resources that globalization has brought. The PPUE helps countries establish mutually beneficial partnerships through well negotiated and structured projects in the areas of water and sanitation, waste management and energy.

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