Associations, Organizations & Groups:
NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety.
The National Ground Water Association is the hallmark organization for anyone affiliated with the groundwater industry. A nonprofit organization, NGWA is composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals – contractors, scientists and engineers, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers.
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is the authoritative resource on safe water, providing knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a New York City-based, non-profit, non-partisan international environmental advocacy group, with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Beijing. Founded in 1970, NRDC today has 1.3 million members and online activists nationwide and a staff of more than 400 lawyers, scientists and other policy experts.
Oceana is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Their offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance.
Non-profit organization focusing on solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing world.
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a policy institute that seeks sustainable solutions to the world’s escalating water crisis. SIWI manages projects, synthesises research and publishes findings and recommendations on current and future water, environment, governance and human development issues.
Resources & Information (On the Web):
Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an agency of the US federal government charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations.
Water Technology magazine is a residential and commercial water-treatment publication.
Water Quality Information Center (WQIC) provides electronic access to information on water quality and agriculture.
The Water Resources Research Institutes (NIWR) represent cooperative agreements between public universities and federal and state government that is aimed at solving problems of water supply and water quality around the nation.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects information needed to understand the Nation’s water resources, and provides access to water data, publications, and maps, as well as to recent water projects and events.
The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) organization consists of over 90 member universities and organizations throughout the world.