The better we understand the ecosystems and environments that protect our essential water resources, the more effectively we can take steps to protect them
Why Water Quality is important
Explore Water Quality stories to learn about the challenges facing communities across the country.
Wetlands of the United States
Found on every continent save Antarctica, wetlands come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes—and hydrological...
Groundwater and the Rising Seas
Did you know? More than 50% of the US population lives near coasts. Since 1880, global sea level has risen...
Droughts, Floods, and Water Vapor - Oh My!
Understanding the earth's water cycle can help us understand how a warming climate will intensify droughts and...
Stirring up the Seven Seas
Heading to the beach this summer? By riding the global ocean conveyor belt, that seawater that you're splashing in may have traveled the planet—and the seven seas—before arriving at your vacation spot, helping to support the global food chain on its way. Learn more about this deep-sea current.
EXPLORE WATER QUALITY EDUCATION
Estuaries are found around the world, offering productive habitat to thousands of species of birds, mammals...
Invasive Aquatic Species of the United States
Green crabs, zebra mussels, hydrilla, and Northern Snakehead—what do these organisms all have in common? Each...
Marshes, Estuaries, and Mangroves, Oh My!
The coastlines of North America are home to a diverse array of animal and plant life, each one as unique as...
Sea Level Rise
Did you know? Since 1880, global sea level has risen about eight inches. Scientists expect global sea level to...
Managing Household Water and Waste
Discover ways to reduce your household water consumption and minimize your impact on the environment, while keeping our waters clean and healthy for generations to come.
Household Water Use
Each day in the United States, about 27.4 billion gallons of water are withdrawn and delivered from surface...
Trash Free Waters on Any Timeline
Trash in our waters can cause changes to the habitats that aquatic organisms depend on for survival. Debris...
How Household Water Usage Affects Water Quality
During this unprecedented time of social distancing, spending more time at home has likely caused your...
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