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View Resource Water Use: Tragedy in the Owens River Valley

These lessons help students develop a better understanding of the importance of well-managed water use while exploring the concepts of a watershed, land use, aquifers, and water engineering. The material focuses on the historical water use decision affecting the Owens River Valley in California. Materials lists, procedures, assessment recommendations, and extension ideas are provided. Links to...

View Resource Topic in Depth - Harvesting the Rain

Rain harvesting has experienced a bit of a renaissance in recent years through the promotion and installation of rain gardens and rain barrels. These water collection mechanisms help to curb erosion and the spread of pollution; conserve precious freshwater; and support water-loving plants. This Topic in Depth presents websites and electronic publications containing instructive and descriptive...

View Resource Water Science Activity Center

This page features opinion surveys, challenge questions, questionnaires and true/false quizzes. Students can participate in an online survey to provide their opinions on water quality and supply, how water concerns rank with other environmental issues; and to vote for their favorite body of water. All answers go into a database and the results are displayed in a table so they can see how other...

View Resource Water Science Data Library

This set of summary data tables shows information about water use in the United States, by state. Categories include total water use, public use, domestic use, irrigation, industrial, mining, and livestock uses. There is also a table showing thermoelectric power withdrawals. All information is for the year 2000.

View Resource It's the Pits

This learning activity from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) is designed for students who already have background knowledge that could be applied to further study of real-life problems involving impurities of water. They will work with contaminated water samples, determine which contaminants are present and develop a procedure for cleaning the water. The lesson...

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