Properly designed “rain gardens” can effectively trap and retain up to 99 percent of common pollutants in urban storm runoff, potentially improving water quality and promoting the conversion of some pollutants into less harmful compounds. This is according to new research scheduled for publication in the February 15, 2006 issue of the American Chemical Society journal, “Environmental Science and Technology”. The affordable, easy-to-design gardens could help solve one of the nation’s most pressing pollution problems.
The Grand River Conservation Authority is a corporate body established to enable municipalities to jointly undertake water and natural resource management on a watershed basis – for the benefit of all.
Founded in 1992, the Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation’s most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers. The Center has developed and disseminated a multi-disciplinary strategy to watershed protection that encompasses watershed planning, watershed restoration, stormwater management, watershed research, better site design, education and outreach, and watershed training.
This UK government-funded programme can help make your business more competitive and profitable, and ensure compliance with environmental legislation.
The Wild Salmon Spotlight provides information on salmon, their habitat and life cycle, conservation practices, community projects, and intersting links.
Our goal is to enable users to locate and obtain access to Earth science data sets and services relevant to the global change and Earth science research. The GCMD database holds more than 15,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets and services covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences.
BFC's goals include: organize a national conference of “seaweed” activists to help create a Blue Movement, campaign for an American Oceans Act to protect our public seas, work to improve ocean policies in America's 23 coastal states and their watersheds, support maritime community activists through a distribution of model policies and practices that work, among other actions.
Welcome to greeninggovernment.gc.ca, the Web site to learn information on the Government of Canada's effort to green its own operations and to share knowledge on sustainable development in government operations.
CWRA is a national organization of individuals and organizations interested in the management of Canada's water resources. The membership is composed of private and public sector water resource professionals including managers, administrators, scientists, academics, students and users.
GWPC is a nonprofit organization that works toward the protection of the nation’s ground water supplies. The purpose of the GWPC is to promote and ensure the use of best management practices and fair but effective laws regarding comprehensive ground water protection.