Water Use and Pollution

Water Use and Pollution


Water Resources, Water Pollution, and Agriculture


Course Text: Environmental Science

• Chapter 10, “Food, Soil, and Pest Management”

This chapter addresses the environmental issues associated with food production. It includes information on food safety, production limits, and protecting crops from pests.

• Chapter 11, “Water and Water Pollution”

In this chapter, you will explore ideas on using water more sustainably and increasing the water supply.

• H2O Conserve


This site allows you to calculate your “water footprint.”

• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2010). Water: Science and technology. Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/scitech/

General, reliable information on water is available at this EPA site.

• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2010). Water: Pollution control. Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/

This site is a source of information on water quality by state.

• Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. (2010). IATP food and health. Retrieved fromhttp://www.iatp.org/foodandhealth/

This site provides information regarding domestic and international policy making.

• U.S. Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). Natural resources conservation service. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

This site provides information on conserving soil, water, and other natural resources.

• Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2010). Hunger. Retrieved fromhttp://www.fao.org/hunger/en/

Check out the Hunger Map to see how various countries are faring in the fight against hunger.

Web Resources

• International Rivers

This site has information on human rights and environmental protection.

• Natural Resources Defense Council. (n.d.). Issues: Water. Retrieved January 11, 2010 fromhttp://www.nrdc.org/water/default.asp

This site presents information on issues related to water consumption and pollution.

• Union of Concerned Scientists. (2009). Food & agriculture. Retrieved fromhttp://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

This site examines sustainable agriculture practices.

• U.S. Department of Agriculture. (n.d). How to delineate a watershed. Retrieved January 20, 2010 from

This site details how to locate and connect all of the high points of a watershed on a topographical map.

• U.S. Department of the Interior Department of Reclamation. (2010). Reclamation: Managing water in the west. Retrieved from

Last Updated on October 15, 2019

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