Environmental Technology & Sanitary Engineering --
Water Supply for Domestic and Industrial Purposes
TD 370 Qualities of Water. Water Quality. General Works
Glossary of Terms presents definitions "...excerpted from the 1993 edition
of the Water Quality Association Glossary of Terms," written by
Joseph Harrison and Wes McGowan. The original glossary contains all of the
definitions within this site, as well as nineteen appendices, including,
"...conversion tables, water purity standards, and regulatory information."
Within the site's main page is an alphabetical index, in the form of a
table. Selecting a letter category then provides an alphabetical listing of
that category's terms. Selecting a term reveals its definition page, which
features, at the bottom, links to Water Quality Association WWW site
divisions -- homepage, search, news, and information server.
Below the table-form index within the main page, the user will find general
site information, a disclaimer, a user comments link, and links to the WQA
WWW site -- homepage, search, news, information server, and government
The site is sponsored by the Water Quality Association; Lisle, Illinois.
Select letter category from main page table; select term to view definition
The national Extension Water Quality Database "...is an information
management tool for locating water quality and waste management educational
resources created by the 50 State Cooperative Extension Services. This
computer-based information is available by computer search using several
different network tools. The database includes more than 2,600 citations
and nearly 1,000 full-text documents. While the majority of listings are
publications, approximately one-fourth of the citations describe 35mm
slides, videotapes, and computer application software."
The site's main page features seven links of interest. The first, "search,"
opens a query form page; here users have a keyword field, an area to specify
categories and states, as well as sample queries for reference. A further
search options area is found by scrolling past these fields. The "browse"
link offers subject categories to start a search: conservation, drinking
water quality, nutrient management, other, pest management, testing, waste
management, wells, and audiovisual and multimedia offerings. Within this
page, a state-based search engine is also accessible. Users need only
select a topic of interest and then follow onscreen links to view records,
which contain: the report number, state of report's origin, title, author,
summary of report (abstract), and the report's last revision date. Data is
listed alphabetically by state; within a state's listings, reports are
orderd chronologically. The "new additions" link reveals the latest
additions, organized by state.
The "other sites" link offers other WWW resources on water and water-related
subjects. "Farm*A*Syst" is a program to prevent pollution on farms,
and homes using "confidential environmental assessments," and its homepage
found under its respective link. The document and expert maps both reveal a
U.S. map, from which users can select a state of interest to view records on
water quality for that respective state or to view a list of water quality
experts (and their contact information) for that particular state.
the main page's faucet image are five more links. A help area, FAQ area,
water quality demonstration area are open for viewing. The "CERF" link is a
telnet link to the database, and the "WQN" link is a network search tool
The site is sponsored by the Purdue-CREES-USDA National Water Quality
Information Mangement Project; Purdue University; West Lafayette, Indiana.
Select link of interest from site's main page. Follow onscreen links to
reach desired records.
The Water Quality Expert Locator Map is a service of the Purdue-CSREES-USDA Water Quality
Information Management Project and is designed to locate water quality
experts on a state level via a U.S. map. Upon accessing the site, the user
will find instructions on operation, as well as a full-color U.S. map.
Selecting a state from the map then produces a directory of water experts
for that area. Experts are listed alphabetically; users should scroll to
view records. Each expert is noted with: (1) name and title; (2) business
address; (3) phone, fax, and e-mail information; (4) discipline (emphasis);
(5) speciality; and (6) description information. Within an expert's
listing, the e-mail address is a direct link to the WWW.
The site is sponsored by the Purdue-CSREES-USDA Water Quality Information
Management Project; the Agricultural Communication Service, Purdue
University; West Lafayette, Indiana.
Select state of interest from U.S. map; scroll to view resulting listings.