Water & Sustainability Links

Amendments to this listing are encouraged and welcomed. Please submit your suggested water resources links to: UMGMC@maine.edu.

U.S. Federal Agencies

US Environmental Protection Agency

US Army Corps of Engineers-New England Division

US Department of Agriculture

US Geological Survey

US Department of Transportation

National Park Service

Centers for Disease Control – Information on waterborne diseases

Canadian Government and Organizations

Environment Canada

Government of New Brunswick, Watershed Protection Program

St. Croix International Water Commission

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association

International Resources

United Nations Environment Program Freshwater Ecosystems

United Nations Water Portal

World Water Council

Worldwatch Institute

Pacific Institute

National and Regional Resources

National Institutes for Water Resources

Universities Council on Water Resources

American Water Resources Association

National Extension Water Quality database

US Water News

State and Local Governments on the Web

State and Local Government Database

Long Term Ecological Research Network including Hubbard Brook, NH, Plum Island, MA, and Harvard Forest, MA

Cooperative Extension Water Quality activities throughout New England

American Geophysical Union

American Chemical Society

Maine Wastewater Control Association

Maine Lagoon Systems

Consumer Affairs – Comparison of Water Treatment Systems

Maine State Resources

Maine Department of Agriculture

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

ME Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maine Geological Survey

Maine Department of Transportation

Maine Department of Conservation

Maine Wastewater & Plumbing Control – septic issues

Maine Public Utilities Commission

Maine State Testing Laboratory – water testing

Maine Office of GIS

Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC)

Maine Bureau of Health

Other Maine Resources

Maine Counties

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Maine schools on the web

UMaine Cooperative Extension: Water Quality

Maine Environmental Policy Institute

Maine Snowmobile Association

Geological Society of Maine

Watershed Groups

Androscoggin River Watershed Council

China Region Lakes Alliance

Downeast Salmon Rivers
Dennys, Machias, East Machias, Pleasant, Narraguagus, Sheepscot, Ducktrap, Cove Brook

Cobbossee Watershed District

Friends of Casco Bay

Friends of Acadia

Friends of Taunton Bay

East Penobscot Bay

Presumscot River

My Watershed – maps and watershed links

EPA’s Surf Your Watershed

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay


Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute

Maine Lakes Society

DEP lakes program

North American Lake Management Society

Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program

Maine Lakes Database (PEARL)

Lakes Environmental Association

American Society of Limnology & Oceanography

International Society of Theoretical and Applied Limnology

Streams and Rivers

American Rivers

Maine Rivers

New Hampshire Rivers Council

Saco River Corridor Commission

River Network Resource library, links

Maine Salmon Rivers

Riverkeeper (Hudson River)

Atlantic Salmon Federation

Northeast River Forecast Center – precipitation totals, river flows, floods, etc.

North American Benthological Society


Groundwater Foundation

Groundwater Protection Council

National Groundwater Association

Drought & Other Natural Hazards

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Maine Emergency Management Agency

USGS Maine drought information

National Drought Mitigation Center

NOAA’s Drought Information Center

Drought Outlook

Links to national and state drought websites

Natural Hazards Center – University of Colorado

Coastal Hazards Mapping from USGS

Natural Hazards – U.S. Department of the Interior

Where’s the Water? The Devastation of Drought – WaterFiltersFast.com

Water Conservation Throughout the Home (Home Advisor)

Infographic on water scarcity


Maine State Climate Office

National Weather Service

Climate Prediction Center (NOAA)

Maine Climate Data from the National Climatic Data Center

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

U.S. Global Change Research Program

EPA’s Global Warming site

National Snow and Ice Data Center


USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry

Forest Service Wildland Waters, a quarterly publication on forest and water issues

National Association of State Foresters

North East Foresters Association

Maine Forest Service

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Maine Society of American Foresters

Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting in Shoreland Areas

Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine



Maine DEP

National Atmospheric Deposition Program

Toxics Action Center


National Status and Trends Program

Persistent Organic Pollutants from the United Nations Environment Program

Residential & Urban Development, Planning, Land Acquisition & Conservation

Maine State Planning Office

Maine Land Trust Network

Maine Office of Community Development

Regional Planning Councils provide technical assistance to municipal governments and businesses.

Maine Municipal Association

Project NEMO an educational program for local land use officials that addresses the relationship of land use to natural resource protection.

Center for Watershed Protection

National Center for Smart Growth

Sprawl Resource Guide from Planning Commissioners Journal

SprawlWatch – State and local news on development issues

The Nature Conservancy in Maine

RCAP Solutions – Rural Community Assistance Partnership

Stormwater Management

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

Center for Watershed Protection

National Stormwater BMP Database

Maine DEP Stormwater Program

Coasts & Oceans

Maine Department of Marine Resources

U.S. Coast Guard, First District (Northeast)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Maritime Administration

Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine

Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association

Pew Oceans Commission


Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment

Island Institute

University of Maine School of Marine Sciences

Maine Sea Grant

NOAA Tide Charts

Interactive Tide Charts

Chesapeake Bay Program

Long Island Sound Study

Puget Sound Partnership

San Francisco Estuary Institute

The Ocean Conservancy

EPA Oceans and Coasts

Marine Affairs WWW links

National Estuary Program

Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay

Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Estuarine Research Federation

American Society of Limnology & Oceanography

Casco Bay Estuary Project


Society of Wetland Scientists – most comprehensive wetland links page

National Wetlands Inventory

Maine Association of Wetland Scientists

Wetlands Ecology at the University of Maine

Association of State Wetlands Managers

Environmental Law Institute – publishes National Wetlands Newsletter

Drinking Water

EPA Safe Water Home

Safe Drinking Water Act

American Water Works Association

New England Water Works Association

National Drinking Water Clearinghouse

Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

Association of State Drinking Water Administrators

Maine Drinking Water Program

USDA Rural Development – Maine

National Rural Water Association

Maine Water Utilities Association

Maine Rural Water Association

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Northeast Rural Water Association

Augusta Water District

Bangor Water District

Bath Water District

Berwick Water Department

Biddeford & Saco Water Company

Boothbay Region Water District


Kennebec Water District

Portland Water District

Winterport Water District

Source Water Protection guide for surface water systems

NH Division of Water Supply Engineering (Department of Environmental Services)

NYC Watershed Protection Program

MA Drinking Water Program (good fact sheets, etc.)

CT Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section

RI Office of Drinking Water Quality

VT Water Supply Division