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AARANYAK (India) - This is the Society for Biodiversity Conservation of Northeast India.
American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA - United States) - The American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) is an organization whose members have a common interest in protecting drinking water from contamination through cross-connections.
American Rivers (United States) - Founded in 1973 to increase the number of rivers protected by the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System and to prevent the construction of large new dams on America's last wild rivers, American Rivers is a national non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish, and wildlife.
American Water Resources Association (AWRA) -
American Water Works Association (AWWA) -
Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation (AERF) - The Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation is a nonprofit corporation created to conduct and support applied research in the management of aquatic pest species, with a focus on nuisance vegetation. The AERF supports research for the control of aquatic weed species and exotic plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil, hydrilla, water hyacinth, purple loosestrife, and other aquatic weeds found in lakes, ponds, reservoirs, rivers and streams.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANS) - An intergovernmental organization dedicated to preventing and controlling aquatic nuisance species, and implementing the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (NANPCA) of 1990.
Armenia Ministry of Nature Protection (MNP) - The National government ministry in charge of nature protection in Armenia.
Association Francaise de Limnologie/French Limnological Association (AFL) - AFL organises a congress, either one of its own, or every three years a joint Limnology and Oceanography French-speaking congress (CILO). It organises in France or participates in the organisation abroad of the CILEFs (International Conferences of French-speaking Limnologists) which also take place every three years. It is a partner in the organisation of the Symposia for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS) and it publishes a Bulletin in French for its members.
Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) - ASDSO is a national non-profit organization of state and federal dam safety regulators, dam owners and operators, engineering consultants, manufacturers and suppliers, academia, contractors and others interested in dam safety. Our vision is to lead the US dam safety community with a strong, unified voice and effective programs and policies toward the furtherance of dam safety.
Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) - The Association of State Wetland Managers is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1983 to promote and enhance protection and management of wetland resources, to promote application of sound science to wetland management efforts and to provide training and education for our members and the public. Membership is open to anyone who is involved with wetland resources.
Associazione Italiana di Oceanologia e Limnologia (AIOL) - The aim of the Italian Association for Oceanology and Limnology is to promote collaboration among scientists working in the fields of Oceanology and Limnology in the broadest sense, thus contributing to the progress of these sciences.
Australian Society for Limnology (ASL) - The Australian Society for Limnology(ASL) is an Australian-based scientific society whose focus is the study and management of inland waters. The ASL was established in 1961, and has a current membership of over 650 scientists, managers, engineers, teachers and tertiary level students from all states and territories. Members have a strong professional interest in inland aquatic issues, in the maintenance of biodiversity, the maintenance and/or restoration of water quality, and the wise use of aquatic resources.
British Hydrology Society -
British Phycological Society -
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - The BLM manages 264 million acres of surface acres of public lands located primarily in the 12 Western States, including Alaska.
Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) -
Center for Watershed Protection - Materials on sub-watershed delineation/estimating impervious cover, stream assessment field training, stormwater retrofitting, stream restoration, and educating watershed constituents.
CNR - Institute of Ecosystem Study (Italy) - Section of Hydrobiology and Ecology of Inland Waters.
CNR Institute for the Study of Hydrobiology -
Coalition Eau Secours -
Council of State Governments (CSG) - Founded on the premise that the states are the best sources of insight and innovation, CSG provides a network for identifying and sharing ideas with state leaders. To this end CSG: Builds leadership skills to improve decision-making; Advocates multi-state problem solving and partnerships; Interprets changing national and international conditions to prepare states for the future; and Promotes the sovereignty of the states and their role in the American federal system. (LakeNet Supporter)
Ecological Society of America (ESA) -
Environment Canada - Environment Canada's mandate is to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, including water, air and soil quality; conserve Canada's renewable resources, including migratory birds and other non-domestic flora and fauna; conserve and protect Canada's water resources; carry out meteorology; enforce the rules made by the Canada - United States International Joint Commission relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government.
Environmental Defense - Environmental Defense is a U.S. nonprofit organization that has, since 1967, linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to American society's most urgent environmental problems.A generation ago, Environmental Defense helped launch the modern environmental movement by helping to win a ban on the pesticide DDT.
EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds (OWOW) -
EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) - Congress established the EPA Science Advisory Board in 1978 and gave it a broad mandate to advise the Agency on technical matters. The Board's principal mission includes: -Reviewing the quality and relevance of the scientific and technical information being used or proposed as the basis for Agency regulations -Reviewing research programs and the technical basis of applied programs -Reviewing generic approaches to regulatory science, including guidelines governing the use of scientific and technical information in regulatory decisions, and critiquing such analytic methods as mathematical modelling -Advising the Agency on broad scientific matters in science, technology, social and economic issues -Advising the Agency on emergency and other short-notice programs
EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW) - The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. OGWDW, along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.
EPA's Surf Your Watershed - Surf Your Watershed is a service to help you locate, use, and share environmental information about your state and watershed.
European Desalination Society (EDS) -
Fisheries Research Service (UK) - Fisheries Research Services (FRS) is an agency of the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD). FRS provides expert scientific and technical advice to Government on marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture and the protection of the aquatic environment.
Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) -
Greening Australia - Greening Australia is a solutions-driven organisation that is doing something practical about Australia’s environmental problems. Greening Australia tackles critical issues like salinity, declining water quality, soil degradation, climate change and biodiversity loss through an innovative blend of practical experience, science, community engagement and commitment.
Institute of Hydrobiology/Chinese Academy of Sciences - The Institute focuses on research in areas such as freshwater ecology, aquatic biodiversity and bioresource protection, biotechnology for aquaculture, and water pollution biology.
Institute for Argentinian Water Resources -
Issyk-kul Biosphere Reserve Directorate General - The Issyk-kul Biosphere Reserve is currently the largest in the United Nations Man and the Biosphere's network of reserves. The Biosphere Reserve is managed by a Directorate General under the Kyrgyz State Forest Service with headquarters in Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan and an Ecological Information Center based in Cholponata (LakeNet Program Participant)
Kosho Net - Kosho Net is an environmental NPO in Shiga Prefecture founded in 2000. Kosho means lakes and reservoirs in Japanese, and the group was formed as a network of NPOs working on the protection of lakes and reservoirs in Japan. Kosho Net organized a special session for Japanese NPOs at the Biwako2001 World Lake Conference. The outcome was the first-ever NPO declaration at one of the biennial conferences. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) - The Laguna Lake Development Authority was organized in 1966 by virtue of Republic Act 4850 as a quasi-government agency with regulatory and proprietary functions. By virtue of Presidential Decree 813 in 1975 and Executive Order 927 in 1983, its powers and functions were further strengthened to include environmental protection and jurisdiction over surface waters of the lake basin. In 1993, the Administrative Supervision over LLDA was transferred to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through Executive Order 149. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Lakefront Owner.com - Free articles, forums, books, and resources that relate specifically to lakeshore property owners like you!
Lifewater Canada - Lifewater is a non-profit group training Nationals to drill safe drinking water wells and build handpumps. Resources include a 100-page water well drilling & hand pumps tutorial!
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) - The Network is a collaborative effort established by the National Science Foundation and involves more than 1,100 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales.
Low Impact Development Center - The Low-Impact Development Center was established to develop and provide information to individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting the environment and water resources through proper site design techniques that replicate pre-existing hydrologic site conditions.
Ministry of Environment - Republic of Indonesia - (LakeNet Program Participant)
Mountain Institute -
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation conserves healthy populations of fish, wildlife and plants, on land and in the sea, through creative and respectful partnerships, sustainable solutions, and better education.
National Library for the Environment -
National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC) -
National Water Research Institute (NWRI) - The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) is Canada's preeminent freshwater research facility, the largest in the country with centres on the shores of the Great Lakes in Burlington, Ontario and in the heart of the Canadian Prairies in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. From these vantage points, NWRI extends its influence across Canada and beyond, leading world-class research on freshwater issues.
National Watershed Coalition (NWC) -
National Wildlife Federation: Living Waters (NWF) - The National Wildlife Federation works on protecting and cleaning U.S. water sources through projects such as "Clean the Rain" and "Saving Our Watersheds", as well as programs in specific watersheds such as the NWF Lake Superior Project.
Netherlands-Flemish Ecological Society -
NGO Professional Entrepreneurial Orientation Union of Armenia - A national coalition of NGOs working in Armenia. (LakeNet Program Participant)
Office of Hydrologic Development (OHD) - The Office of Hydrologic Development (OHD) enhances National Weather Service (NWS) products by: -infusing new hydrologic science -developing hydrologic techniques for operational use -managing hydrologic development by NWS field offices -providing advanced hydrologic products to meet needs identified by NWS customers
OnlyOnePlanet Australia -
Phycological Society of America -
Polish Hydrobiological Society - The main activities of the Polish Hydrobiological Society are research, the propogation of Polish and world acheivements in hydrobiology-limnology, organizing scientific excursions, environmental protection training for scientific workers, and evaluating works on the practical applications of hydrobiology-limnology.
Project WET - Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a nonprofit water education program and publisher for educators and young people ages 5-18. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored Project WET programs.
Protected Harvest - Protected Harvest is a non-profit organization based in the U.S. that independently certifies farmers' use of stringent environmental growing standards.
Research Center for Inland Waters of Nicaragua, University Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (CIRA/UNAN) - The leading water resources organization in Nicaragua is the Research Center for Inland Waters of Nicaragua (CIRA), at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (UNAN). In June 2003, LakeNet awarded a mini-grant to CIRA/UNAN with funding from USAID to conduct a meeting on 4-5 June 2003 in Granada, Nicaragua, on the use and conservation of the Lake Cocibolca watershed. (LakeNet Program Participant)
River Network Online - Among national environmental organizations, River Network has assumed primary responsibility for building and supporting the river and watershed movement. And the movement is growing—from just a few hundred groups a decade ago to over 4000 organizations today. We take the initiative to help our Partner groups learn how to organize in their local communities, and we provide tools and training they need to be effective.
Safe Drinking Water Foundation -
Sociedade Brasileira de Limnologia (SBL) -
Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL) -
Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) -
Species 2000 europa (SP2000europa) - Species 2000 is a federation of database organizations working closely with users, taxonomists and sponsoring agencies.
Swedish Society for Limnology (SFL) -
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - "Our mission is to provide quality, responsive engineering services to the nation"
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) - The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment - air, water, and land - upon which life depends.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1, New England (USEPA Region 1) - The New England Office of US EPA serves the States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, & 10 Tribal Nations. (LakeNet Supporter)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - The USGS Water Resources mission is to provide water information that benefits the Nation's citizens: publications, data, maps, and applications software.
University of Guadalajara, Mexico - (LakeNet Program Participant)
University of Zimbabwe -
US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) - The Bureau of Reclamation websites contain a number of useful databases with up to date information on water resources, facilities, etc.
US Geological Survey - Water Science for Schools - We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge. You can choose a topic from the menu below, get a description of our main water topics, or view our site map.
US Geological Survey Real-Time Water Data - Monitor stream levels in the US and watch as floods evolve.
USDA Forest Service -
Water and Children Health -
Water Conservation and Demand Management -
Water Education Foundation (WEF) - The Water Education Foundation is your resource for information about water resource issues.
Water Systems Council (WSC) - WSC is the only national organization solely focused on individual wells and other well-based water systems not regulated under the SDWA.
Waterlife Foundation - The WaterLife Foundation's sole mission is to help people in the developing world achieve adequate supplies of potable drinking water, leading to better health and higher standards of living. We are a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501(c)3), with the singular goal of establishing and maintaining clean, sustainable drinking water supplies, sanitation and hygiene for under-served communities throughout the developing world.
WaterWeb Consortium -
Wetland Ecosystems of India (ENVIS) -
Wetland Friends of Nepal - Wetland Friends of Nepal (WFN) is a non-profit making, non-governmental and officially unregistered voluntary wetland working group dedicated to the interests of naturalists, environmentalists and conservationists in Nepal. It seeks to promote awareness about wetlands among local communities, encourages local people’s participation in wetland management, promotes wise use of wetland resources for sustainable livelihood, facilitates preparation and implementation of wetland management plans and encourages research and action on wetland ecosystem. It is committed to conserve and manage wetlands with local people’s participation for their benefit, while maintaining environmental integrity according to the terms and spirit of the Ramsar Treaty.
Wild Fishing - Rivers and Lochs Database -
WWF Japan -

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