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In 1980, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) was created to secure long-term dependable water supplies for Arizona's communities. The Department: administers and enforces Arizona's groundwater code, and surface water rights laws (except those related to water quality); negotiates with...
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NGWA is a community of groundwater professionals working together to advance groundwater knowledge and the success of our members through education and outreach; advocacy; cooperation and information exchange; and enhancement of professional practices.
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In this lesson, students study the availability of fresh water on Earth and the methods that can be used o purify and conserve it. They also assess how much water they and their families typically use and think about ways to reduce water usage.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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The Colorado Water Congress' mission is to initiate and advance programs for the conservation, development, administration, and protection of the water resources of the State of Colorado. The CWC is dedicated to the successful promotion of policy that supports high-quality sustainable water supplies...
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The aims of IAH are to be a leading international society for the science and practice of hydrogeology and to be a globally recognised information source and facilitator for the transfer of groundwater knowledge
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"Lakes and seas in inland desert areas like the Dead Sea and the Great Salt Lake are famous for being so salty that hardly anything can live in the water. You can tell they are salty because it is very easy to float in them , and very difficult to swim. But just how salty are they? With this...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This video from the American Chemistry Council highlights some of the ways chemistry is involved in keeping our water supply flowing and our drinking water safe. Did you know that aluminum and chloride salts remove impurities to keep water clean? Or that phosphate-based chemistries and epoxy resins...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The purpose of AIH is to enhance and strengthen the standing of hydrology as a science and a profession by: Establishing standards and procedures to certify individuals qualified in surface-water, groundwater and water.
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The delivery model resembles a pyramid: Project WET forms the point, and workshop facilitators are the broad and essential base, or foundation, of the network. The delivery model functions as follows: Project WET partners with city, regional, state or country organizations to establish Project WET...
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Published in 2016
Climate and Water Resources Management, Part 1: Climate Variability and change describes the terminology, global evidence, regional manifestations, and basic science of global climate variability and anthropogenic change, with a focus on water resources management. The lesson presents this...
Grade Level   12
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Score Four lessons culminate with student-led stormwater-reduction projects—but before students turn one shovel of dirt, they are engaged in hands-on investigations of their school's watershed and campus. Students assess permeability, stormwater dynamics, pollution sources, soils, and...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Water in its liquid state is visible, as ponds, streams, water in bottles, and wet surfaces. You can also see water in its solid form , ice and snow. Water as a gas in the air, also called water vapor, is invisible. The process of visible liquid water turning into invisible gaseous water is called...
Grade Level   5 6
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Published in 2016
Essential Question: How can green building and conservation practices improve your schoolyard and community watershed? If you had a chance to start over and build a new school site from the ground up, what would your ideal school site look like? Would the school you design and build include...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
Essential Question: What can you do to improve water in the lakes, rivers, and streams in your watershed? Do you know of water in your area where fishing or swimming is not allowed or where the water is not safe to drink? Water is a vital natural resource and protecting our water is a national...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2010
Did you know that only 1% of Earth's water is fresh and available for consumption? Fresh water is the world's most essential natural resource, but it's also one of the most threatened. National Geographic magazine's April issue celebrates and explores this important resource.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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USGS scientists visit classrooms and participate in science festivals, teaching resources, water information; Location: Lincoln, NE Each year USGS Outreach teams in Nebraska visit with hundreds of school-age children and adults to provide information about water, geology and earth science. Our...
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Formed in 1985, the Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing hydrology and water resources research, planning, and development. We not only provide an open forum for professionals to exchange information, but we also support public understanding,...
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Published in 2016
Essential Question: How do land features and conservation practices affect the flow of water in my schoolyard? Are there areas in your schoolyard where there is a lot of runoff or erosion? As you walk your schoolyard and collect data today consider some of the land features and conservation...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Water is often called a renewable resource, but what does that really mean? Is water an unlimited resource? What happens to water after we use it? This investigation will help you understand exactly how much water you use in your home and how you can keep from wasting water. If many people are...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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You've got a water shortage in your city. Because of the growing population, demand for more water, and the ongoing drought, you're running out of water! You are the mayor -- you are in charge. How will you solve the problem, since you want to do what's best for your community (and get re-elected)?...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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