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World Water Monitoring Challenge

World Water Monitoring Challenge is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies. In 2013, a total of 184,965 visits were made by participants monitoring sites in 51 countries. We challenge you to test the quality of your waterways, share your findings, and protect our most precious resource. Read More

Civil Infrastructure: Advanced Sensing Technologies and Advanced Repair Materials for the Infrastructure: Water Systems, Dams, Levees, Bridges, Roads, and Highways

An 11-page draft of a white paper on the needed improvements in cost-effective inspection and monitoring of critical infrastructure systems and transformational improvements in materials and technologies for application of these materials. Read More


The Aura mission studies the Earth’s ozone, air quality, and climate. It is designed exclusively to conduct research on the composition, chemistry, and dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere. Read More

USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program: “About NAWQA Study Units.”

Access to 51 studies and summary reports from 1991-2001 on U.S. river basins and aquifers. Choose selected study unit from the drop-down menu. Read More

Biological Monitoring Manual

A 31-page manual on biological studies in Iowa rivers, streams, and lakes. Read More

5.1 Stream Flow: What is stream flow and why is it important?

Definition and calculation examples. Read More

Disinfecting Wells Following an Emergency

A five-page electronic paper on disaster recovery information and safety precautions for disinfecting water in a well. Read More

Water Watch – Current Water Resources Conditions

Maps of real-time streamflow conditions. Read More

National Water Quality Assessment Data Warehouse (NAWQA)

Chemical, biological, and physical water quality data from a study of 42 watershed basins. Read More

Field Manual for Water Quality Sampling

This field manual is intended to serve as a field reference guide for the collection of water quality samples from surface water and ground water. More detailed information can be found in reference materials from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and other sources. Separate training should be provided prior to field water quality sampling. The overriding objective of this manual is to provide consistent field sampling protocols for the numerous agencies and individuals who require water quality information. However, it is not intended to replace any sampling plan. The Spanish-language version of this manual also is available to help address emerging environmental sampling concerns along the U.S.-Mexican border. Increased water quality management along the border will require integrated sampling and analysis protocols, something that the production of this manual can foster. [Español http://www.ag.arizona.edu/AZWATER/publications/handbook/espanol/contents.html] Read More


EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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