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.
• 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