Interesting Links

Alabama Water Watch

Alabama Water Watch (AWW) is a citizen volunteer, water quality monitoring program covering all of the major river basins in Alabama. AWW is a part of the Global Water Watch network.

The AWW vision is to have a citizen monitor on every stream, river, lake and coast in Alabama. The goal of AWW is to foster the development of statewide water quality monitoring by:

  • Educating citizens on water issues in Alabama and the world
  • Training citizens to use standardized equipment and techniques to gather credible water information using quality assurance protocols.
  • Empowering citizens to make a positive impact by using their water monitoring data for environmental education, waterbody restoration and protection, and involvement in watershed stewardship.

Youtube video of AWW founder Bill Deutsch describing volunteer water quality monitoring

Discover Data Science

How data science is being used to tackle the global problem of clean water. Click on heading for link to “Discover Data Science” website.


Futurewise is a statewide public interest group working to promote healthy communities and cities while protecting farmland, forests and shorelines today and for future generations.

Learn How to Become – Careers for Clean Water

Learn How to Become provides information about why clean water is important and how to get started in a career working in public health for clean water. Regular access to clean water is something most of people take for granted. Yet hundreds of millions live without this essential human right. Many communities lack the proper infrastructure to connect to clean water sources, and global warming is predicted to increase water scarcity even further. To help end the water crisis, professionals in public health and other fields are applying their expertise. Learn more about pathways to these careers and how they are helping bring clean water to communities in desperate need.

Regional Open Space Strategy

A collaborative effort to integrate and elevate the many activities underway to conserve and enhance the ecological, economic, recreational, and aesthetic vitality of the Central Puget Sound region

Review of Local Watershed and Salmon Recovery Groups in Puget Sound

This 2014 report from the Puget Sound Partnership lays out the roles and responsibilities of various salmon recovery and watershed protection groups in Puget Sound, their relationships, and ways in which these groups can and should coordinate with each other and with local government entities to best accomplish their objectives.

Surf Your Watershed – EPA database on watersheds

Follow the link above to go to the website and find your watershed . Once you locate your watershed, simply click on the first link, “citizen-based groups at work in this watershed,” to find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality. You may wish to contact one of these groups to find out about cleanups, monitoring activities, restoration projects and other activities. This website may not be completely up to date, but is what’s in the EPA’s database right now.

Snohomish County Drainage Needs Reports (2002)

The goal of the Drainage Needs Report (DNR) project was to gain a better understanding of the drainage systems, streams, and wetlands in the unincorporated UGAs and to plan for future infrastructure needs in ways that will reduce road and property flooding, protect and enhance aquatic habitat, and reduce stormwater pollution.

STORM Stormwater Messaging Toolkit

Messaging, images, and more to help share concepts about stormwater issues. From Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities (STORM) group.

Urban Waters Learning Network

The Urban Waters Learning Network is a peer-to-peer network of people and organizations that share practical on-the-ground experiences in order to improve urban waterways and revitalize the neighborhoods around them.

Water Conservation

Fresh water is a precious resource! One of the best ways to protect it is by using less of it! Here are some guides and tips to help you out:

200 Simple and Practical Ways to Save Water

The Water Conservation Guide

Water Conservation Tips

Washington Stormwater Center

All kinds of great information about stormwater programs, information, technology, webinars, and more.

Watershed Management for Salmon Recovery

Salmon habitat needs, salmon biology, human impacts, the “road to recovery”, recovery solutions – produced by Sound Salmon Solutions