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.

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.

How Data Science Can Help Fight Climate Change

How data science is being used to help fight climate change. Click on heading for link to Data Science climate change webpage.


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. 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.

Snohomish County Drainage Needs Reports (2002)

Historic report giving the perspective in 2002 in Snohomish County, WA. 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.

South Sound Green

South Sound GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) is a watershed education program in Thurston County that educates, empowers and connects over 60 classrooms and thousands of students in watershed studies annually. Through South Sound GREEN, participants engage in science and engineering practices related to water quality in South Sound. This interactive storymap website shares information about watersheds, water quality variables, and the monitoring data of students in Thurston County, Washington State.

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. This website may not be completely up to date, but is what’s in the EPA’s database right now.

STORM Stormwater Messaging Toolkit

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

Tech Guide

TechGuide provides actionable information to help readers make data-driven decisions on the best tech-related educational and career opportunities. 

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.

Washington Stormwater Center

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

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

How to Save Water at Home For Adults & Children

The Ultimate Guide on Water Conservation

Water Cycle Glossary of Terms

The water supply of Earth is a required element for life to exist and thrive. The water cycle is a continuous cycle that keeps water moving on and around Earth in different forms. The different stages of the water cycle include evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection. Each stage of the cycle leads to the next stage, and each stage is an important part of a process that helps to water plants, fill cisterns, dry up puddles, and remove floodwaters.

Water Wastage – Global

Learn about worldwide water wastage, its effects, and strategies for conservation. 

Watershed Management for Salmon Recovery

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

WDFW Wild Washington Lesson Plans

Wildlife-themed curriculum for elementary, middle school, and high school students.