Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [The New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute]

Water Sustainability and Security


Water Sustainability Links

New Jersey Ground Water Association (NJGWA) Comprised of professionals, engineers and well drillers, NJGWA supports the interests of the water well industry, promotes advancements in ground water technology and balance in the development and protection of underground water supplies.
NJ DEP Office of Planning and Sustainable Communities Information on the sustainable development and environmental capacity-based efforts of DEP and other state agencies, regional entities, local governments, and other groups.
Global Green USA Global Green USA works toward a sustainable and secure world through education, advocacy, partnerships, and programs focused on stemming climate change, reducing resource use, and preventing conflicts over fresh water.
Agenda New Jersey: Saving Our Land and Water

Issue report published by the Fund For New Jersey. Cites priority waterways and suggests plans of action.

Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas (SAHRA) Building an understanding of semi-arid hydrology, applying management of water resources, implementation of public policy, and improvement of sustainability
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development Information, documents and publications relating to issues contained in Agenda 21 and JPOI, including desertification, drought, freshwater, and oceans and seas.
UN International Decade for Action: Water for Life, 2005-2015 The United Nations General Assembly, in December 2003, proclaimed the years 2005 to 2015 as the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'. The primary goal is to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015.
US EPA Sustainability page Information on EPA policies and programs for sustainable management practices. In addition to sustainable water, there is information on smart growth; air, climate and energy; and green products.
Water Conservation Field Services Program US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Water Conservation Field Services Program. Includes water conservation demonstration projects, innovative technologies
Water Research Foundation Formerly the AWWA Research Foundation, this group sponsors practical, applied and future-need based research for the water supply community.


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Water Security Links
Water Infrastructure Security EPA's water security website.
Water Security Tools and Technical Assistance EPA's tools to help the water sector and others with water security.
Public Involvement in Water Security Resources are provided to help increase public awareness of water security issues and to give citizens information and guidance to help them prepare for potential emergency incidents and incorporate security activities into their daily lives.
Key Features of an Active and Effective Protective Program Developed to assist owners and operators of drinking water and wastewater utilities (water sector) in preventing, detecting, responding to, and recovering from adverse effects of all hazards, including terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
Improving the Nation's Water Security: Opportunities for Research The EPA, which leads federal efforts to protect the water sector, initiated a research program in 2002 to address immediate research and technical support needs. This report, conducted at EPA’s request, evaluates research progress and provides a long-term vision for EPA’s research program. By the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences (National Academies Press, 2007)
NJ DEP Division of Water Supply Security Information The Public Water System Management and Security Section is responsible for all issues of water security in the state.

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Risk Management

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)


Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR is directed to provide health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, to respond to emergency releases of hazardous substances, to conduct research in support of public health assessments, to offer education and training concerning hazardous substances, and more.

"About ATSDR" includes background information plus addresses and phone numbers of personnel. "ToxFAQs" is a series of summaries about hazardous substances. "Hazardous Waste Sites" provides access to information on the release of hazardous substances from Superfund sites or from emergency events and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Water information is found under the "Healthy Water" section.

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Page

Recognizing Waterborne Disease and the Health Effects of Water Pollution

This Physician On-Line Reference Guide attempts to address the lack of formalized training doctors receive in recognition and evaluation of waterborne disease or in the management of the short- and long-term health effects of water pollution or contamination.

FBI Resources Addressing Bioterrorism Preparedness Federal Bureau of Investigation strives to protect the United States from terrorist attacks, cyber-based attacks, high-technology crimes, etc. New Jersey Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) An independent US agency. Helps people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region II serves the federal emergency management needs of the the State of New Jersey.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Part of the CDC. Responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries.

"NIOSH Databases" include OSHA's Guidelines for Chemical Hazards, Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, and more.


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Useful Links