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WATER Institute at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center in Sonoma County

In 2004 the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) in Sonoma County established the WATER Institute (Watershed Advocacy, Training, Education & Research) to promote an understanding of the importance of healthy watersheds to healthy communities. OAEC’s WATER Institute builds upon their many years of regional watershed research, restoration, advocacy, community organizing, and activism.

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Soils for Salmon

“Soils for Salmon” is an initiative of the Washington Organic Recycling Council. Soil performs valuable functions: nourishing plants, absorbing and cleaning stormwater. These functions are often degraded during development when soil is removed or compacted. Restoring healthy soil is essential to protecting our waterways and salmon, and our way of life in the Puget Sound region. Builders, developers, and landscapers are adopting practices that preserve and improve the soil on building sites, and protect waterways, and local governments are beginning to require it.

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Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership

The mission of the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership is to protect and maintain the integrity of the natural environment while promoting the growth, prosperity and quality of life of Alberta’s communities. Implementation of low impact development practices will lead to healthier, more sustainable watersheds.

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Minnesota Stormwater Manual

Published in 2005, the first half of the Minesota Stormater Manual is dedicated to the general Minnesota context for rainwater/stormwater management. The second half of the manual, which includes many diagrams and formulas, is intended mainly for professionals—but homeowners should find useful content as well. The Minnesota Stormwater Steering Committee referenced the British Columbia Guidebook, published in 2002, as an example of an innovative manual. The British Columbia Guidebook was prominently referenced in the 2004 Request for Proposals.

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Green Infrastructure Community-of-Interest

The Green Infrastructure Community-of-Interest is the web-delivery vehicle for the Green Infrastructure Partnership. The notion of a web-based Community-of-Interest (COI) has been developed to respond to the needs of organizational clusters which evolve to discuss and communicate ideas around a specific issue. The Green Infrastructure COI includes additional web links that are relevant to the practice of rainwater management.

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Spatial Hydrology

Welcome to our spatial Hydrology web site: gateway to GIS, GPS, hydrologic modeling and remote sensing community. It is the most comprehensive collection of resources for all the hydrologists out there, whether they are beginner students or professionals, tackling with real world problems/challenges with GIS and related spatial information technologies.

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Water Modeling.org

Welcome to the source for water resources modeling. Our focus is practical, with a hands-on, how-to-do-it, and how-I-did-it approach. We have found sites that provide technical Forums, or Mailing Lists for water resources engineers. Also, check out our Resources section where you can find links to sites that contain information related to water modeling.

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Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

The CSLA is a national association of professional landscape architects. The mandate of the association is to represent our members nationally and internationally, to co-ordinate items of common interest, and to inform and educate members in the interest of the profession and the public it serves.

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Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA)

The aim of GIWA is to produce a comprehensive and integrated global assessment of international waters, the ecological status of and the causes of environmental problems in 66 water areas in the world, and focus on the key issues and problems facing the aquatic environment in transboundary waters.

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Canada's Aquatic Environments

Canada's Aquatic Environments was produced by the CyberNatural Software Group at the University of Guelph. We are dedicated to the improvement of educational materials available to schools, postsecondary institutions, and the general public through the use of interactive digital
media.

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