Links on the Nature of Water & Water Resources
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-- The Chemistry of Water --

The Chemistry of Water - NSF

Water and its structure
An introduction to water and its structure

Water structure and science
Water science concerning the structure, function, behavior and properties of liquid water (H2O), hydration and water molecules and clustering

 

-- Freshwater Conservation, and Life's Inescapable Need for Water --

Everything You Know About Water Conservation Is Wrong | Environmental Policy | DISCOVER Magazine
Forget short showers. Worry about the 6,340 gallons of "virtual water" in your leather bag. Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.

Freshwater Information, Freshwater Facts, Freshwater Resources, Freshwater Pictures, Freshwater Videos - National Geographic
National Geographic is developing a strategic approach to freshwater issues with the goal of motivating people across the world to care about and conserve freshwater and the diversity of life it sustains. Below is a partial list of organizations offering ideas, programs and resources.

NOVA Origins: Life's Little Essential (PBS)

Water: How much should you drink every day? - MayoClinic.com
Water -- Know how much water to drink to remain healthy and prevent dehydration.

Drinking Water Contaminants | Drinking Water Contaminants | US EPA

 

-- Photographs and Perspectives on Water --

Water Is Life - Photo Gallery - National Geographic Magazine
Everyday wonders reflect the primacy of water.

Water Pattern Pictures, Water Pattern Pictures, Gallery, Desktop Wallpaper – National Geographic
Water pattern pictures, water pattern photos, photo gallery, picture gallery, desktop wallpaper, from National Geographic.

PHOTOS: 2010 a Watershed Year for Floods, Droughts?
2010 was a year of extreme water events, from dramatic hydrological changes in China and Pakistan to fracking pollution stateside and sinkholes in Guatemala.
 
USGS Release: Most River Flows across the U.S. are Altered by Land and Water Management, Leading to Ecological Degradation (11/3/2010)
The amount of water flowing in streams and rivers has been significantly altered in nearly 90% of waters that were assessed in a new nationwide USGS study

-- Miscellaneous --

Why is Water Blue?
Why is water blue? J. Chem. Ed. 1993, v.70(8), pp.612-614
 
The hydrosphere and the oceans
Part 5 of the Survey of Environmental Geobiochemistry for college and advanced-HS study.
 
Science@Berkeley Lab: Water: Dissolving the Controversy