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External sites are not endorsed by NESC and are offered for information purposes only. Please click on the links below to see their designated pages. Links are listed in alphabetical order.

American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA)
The ABPA is a nonprofit organization that works to protect drinking water from contamination through cross-connections.

American Ground Water Trust (AGWT)
The AGWT protects America's ground water, promotes public awareness of the environmental and economic importance of ground water, and provides accurate information to help the public make good decisions about water resources.

American Institute of Hydrology (AIH)
The AIH is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that certifies professionals in all fields of hydrology.

American Public Works Association (APWA)
The APWA a member organization of government personnel and private industry representatives who work together to improve their professions.

American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
The AWRA is a member association dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary water resources research, planning, management, development, and education. AWRA works to increase social awareness and to encourage action on issues that directly impact the environment

American Water Works Association (AWWA)
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to improving drinking water quality and supply.

American Water Works Research Foundation
The AWWA Research Foundation is a member-supported, international, nonprofit organization that sponsors research to enable water utilities, public health agencies, and other professionals to provide safe and affordable drinking water to consumers.

Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)
ASWDA is the professional association that represents the collective interests of the nation's state drinking water programs.

Association of Water Technologies (AWT)
The AWT is an international nonprofit association of independent firms dedicated to improving the efficient, effective, and environmentally appropriate use of water, particularly in the traditional areas of heat transfer (heating, cooling, and power generation), mass transfer (process), and treatment for recycle (waste) and potable applications.

Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators (ASIWPCA)
The ASIWPCA works to maintain and enhance the quality of the nation's water resources.

Business and Legal Reports
This organization produces Environmental Compliance, a newsletter about environmental regulations.

Clean Water Action
Clean Water Action is a national citizens' organization working for clean, safe and affordable water. Their aim is to prevent health-threatening pollution, create environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empower people to make democracy work.

EPA's Office of Wastewater Management (OWM)
The EPA's Office of Wastewater Management oversees a range of programs contributing to the well-being of the nationÕs waters and watersheds. Through its programs and initiatives, OWM promotes compliance with the requirements of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW)
Together with states, tribes, and many partners, EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water.

EPA Groundwater and Drinking Water Links
This site contains links to state and territorial drinking water protection programs, agencies, and organizations.

Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research
This foundation offers training courses and training tools to assist those involved in cross-connection control.

Freshwater Society
The Freshwater Society is dedicated to promoting the protection and rational management of all freshwater resources.

The Groundwater Foundation
The Groundwater Foundation is dedicated to informing the public about groundwater, one of our greatest hidden resources. Also, check out their Kids Corner.

Ground Water Protection Council
The Ground Water Protection Council is a national, not-for-profit organization whose members are interested in protecting the nation's ground water supplies.

International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)
The IBWA is the trade association representing the bottled water industry.

International Private Water Association
This organization is a nonprofit corporation that promotes opportunities for private water project development and investment. [under construction, 10/22/03]

International Water Resources Association (IWRA)
IWRA strives to improve water management worldwide through dialogue, education, and research.

National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
NAWC is the only national trade associaton that exclusively represents the private and investor-owned water utility industry.

National Drinking Water Clearinghouse (NDWC)
The NDWC assists small communities by collecting, developing, and providing timely information relevant to drinking water issues.

National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
The National Ground Water Association is a nonprofit, grassroots organization representing the vast majority of water systems in the country, governed by volunteers from each state.

National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
The NRWA is a nonprofit federation of State Rural Water Associations. NRWA's mission is to provide support services to its state associations with more than 22,000 water and wastewater systems as members.Click here for state rural water associations.

National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC)
The NSFC helps those living in communities serving fewer than 10,000 people solve their wastewater problems and protect public health and the environment. NSFC also answers questions individuals have about onsite septic systems.

National Watershed Coalition
NWC is a nonprofit coalition of national, regional, state, and local organizations, associations, and individuals that advocate dealing with natural resource problems and issues using watersheds as the planning and implementation unit.

National Water Resources Association (NWRA)
The NWRA is a nonprofit federation of state organizations whose membership includes rural water districts, municipal water entities, commercial companies and individuals.

Project WET [Water Education for Teachers]
Project WET is a nonprofit water education program for educators and young people ages 5–18 that promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources by publishing and distributing classroom-ready teaching aids. Project WET also establishes internationally sponsored programs.

National Environmental, Safety & Health Training Association (NESHTA)
NESHTA, formerly NETA, is a nonprofit international organization of environmental, health and safety, and technical training professionals.

National Resources Defense Council
The NRDC uses law, science, and the support of more than 400,000 members nationwide to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and Training Center (NEIWPCC)
NEIWPCC is a nonprofit interstate agency that provides coordination, public education, training, and leadership in managing and protecting water quality in New York and the New England region.

New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA)
NEWEA is a water association that includes Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

National Tribal Environmental Network (NTEN)
NTEN is a collaborative partnership between several organizations that provide environmental services to tribes. NTEN's aim is to serve tribes and help them manage their drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste services.

NSF International
The NSF develops standards, provides education, and provides third-party conformity assessment services while representing the interest of all stakeholders.

Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
RCAP's mission then and now is to help rural people to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)
Approximately 90 universities in the US and throughout the world comprise the UCOWR organization. Member institutions engage in education, research, public service, international activities, and information support for policy development related to water resources.

U.S. Department of Agriculture–Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
RUS provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural areas and cities and towns serving fewer than 10,000 people.

USDA Rural Development Online
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America.

USDA Rural Development Map
This site links to 47 state Rural Development offices. You may find detailed information about Rural Development programs. Applications for financial assistance are available through Rural Development state and local offices or USDA Service Centers.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
USGS provides the nation with reliable, impartial information to describe and understand the earth. This link takes you to water-related information.

Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA)
WWEMA is a nonprofit trade organization founded in 1908 to represent the interests of companies that manufacture products sold to the potable water and wastewater treatment industries.

Water Education Foundation (WEF)
WEF is an international not-for-profit educational and technical organization of more than 400,000 water quality experts.

Water Environment Federation (WEF)
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) on the Web, also WEF.org, is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization. WEF's vision includes preserving and enhancing the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 79 member associations in more than 30 countries.

Water For People (WFP)
Water For People
is a nonprofit, charitable organization in the U. S. and Canada that helps people in developing countries obtain safe drinking water.

Water Online Newsletter
This free newsletter keeps up with changes in the drinking water field.

Water Partners International
Water Partners International is a non-governmental organization that links donors to high quality partner organizations that help communities design and construct their own sustainable water supply systems.

Water Quality Association (WQA)
The WQA represents manufacturers and distributors of household, commercial, industrial and small system water treatment systems.

WaterWiser is a clearinghouse of water conservation and efficiency information.

World Water Council
World Water Council is a nonprofit organization devoted to long-term global water policy.