WRI’s work on coastal and marine ecosystems seeks to provide valid and useful information on the status of and threats to coastal and marine ecosystems, and offer tools and solutions to improve the management of these resources.
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 76 Member Associations in 30 countries.
The National Drought Mitigation Centre (NDMC) helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to dought.
Water Conserve is a Water Conservation Portal and Internet Search Tool that provides access to reviewed water conservation news and information.
Sydney Water provides drinking water, wastewater and some stormwater services to more than four million people in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.
The Water Page is an independent initiative dedicated to the promotion of sustainable water resources management and use. A particular emphasis is placed on the development, utilisation and protection of water in Africa and other developing regions.
The overall aim of the WATERSAVE network is to establish a coherent, forward-looking UK academic community in the water conservation and recycling field and develop its interaction with industry and government.
The Environment Agency is responsible for maintaining or improving the quality of fresh, marine, surface and underground water in England and Wales. We aim to prevent or reduce the risk of water pollution wherever possible, and to ensure that it gets cleaned up if pollution occurs that might lead to effects on ecosystems or people.
The Environment Agency has a duty to secure the proper use of water resources in England and Wales. We monitor water in the environment, and issue 'abstraction licences' to regulate who can take water from the environment. These specify the amount of water someone can take from a location over a period of time. We also have a long term strategy for Water Resources that looks 25 years ahead and considers the needs of both the environment and society.
DEFRA is responsible for all aspects of water policy in England, including water supply and resources, and the regulatory systems for the water environment and the water industry. These include: drinking water quality,
the quality of water in rivers, lakes and estuaries, coastal and marine waters, sewage treatment, and reservoir safety.