Water Programs

Policy and Legislation

An Analysis of the Water Situation in the United States: 1989-2040. 1989. A 178-page technical document supporting the U.S. Forest Service Water Resources Planning Act Assessment. Source: U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Publications, 3825 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins, CO 80524; or call (970) 498-1100; General Technical Report RM-177; http://www.fs.fed.us/.

Clean Water Act. The CWA provisions, as expressed in the amended law, are available on the web site http://www.epa.gov/25water/index.html.

The Clean Water Act: An Owner's Manual. Don Elder, Gayle Killam and Paul Koberstein. 1999. A 157-page guide to understanding the Clean Water Act with guidance for citizen groups to use Clean Water Act provisions to protect and restore waterways. Source: River Network, 520 SW Sixth Ave., #1130, Portland, OR 97204-1535; or call (503) 241-3506; http://www.rivernetwork.org/learn-about-clean-water-act//.

National Water Quality Inventory: 1994 Report to Congress. 1995. This 572-page report describes the extent of water pollution across the country and identifies specific pollutants and their sources, as well as EPA programs to maintain and restore water quality. Source: National 305(b) Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 4503F, 401M St., S.W., Washington DC 20460; or call (202) 260-7060; Reference No. EPA841-R-95-005; http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/cwa/305b/94report_index.cfm.

Protecting Our Drinking Water From Microbes. 1989. A 24-page EPA guide outlining the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 as well as describing common waterborne diseases and how to control them. Source: ERIC/CSMEE, 1929 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210-1080; or call (800) 276-0462; Item No.G344; www.epa.gov/ncepihom.

A View of the River. 1994. An excellent description by Dr. Luna Leopold of his lifetime of working to understand and conserve rivers. Easily understood by the lay audience. Good bibliography. Source: Harvard University Press, 79 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138; or call (800) 448-2242; http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=28365.

Water Quality Standards for Wetlands: National Guidance. Reference No. EPA 44090011. Source: National Center for Environmental Publications and Information, P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, OH 45242-2419; or call (800) 490-9198; or fax (513) 489-8695; http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/quality.cfm

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