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On this page, you'll find a "starter kit" of bibliographic and on-line resources to help you explore the theme of "water." As the "One Theme, One Campus" project continues into 2015 and beyond, you may also submit resources and links to share your own research with others.

  

SELECTED PERIODICAL LITERATURE

Boxall, Bettina. "In Virtual Mega-Drought, California Avoids Defeat." Los Angeles Times on-line 5 October 2014.

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-megadrought-20141006-story.html

Dimick, Dennis. "If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained."; National Geographic 19 August 2014.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-groundwater-california-drought-aquifers-hidden-crisis/

Greatergood (a.k.a., GreaterGood.org). "A Global Water Crisis Is Not On Its Way; It’s Already Here." Blog. TheHungerSite.com. January 2015.
http://blog.thehungersite.com/global-water-crisis/

Houston, Will. "Fish Deaths Raise Concerns For Future Drought Effects." Times Standard (Eureka, CA) 25 July 2014.

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_26221242/fish-deaths-raise-concerns-future-drought-effects

Jamail, Dahr. "'Peak Water' Methane Blowholes and Ice-Free Arctic Cruises: The Climate Crisis Deepens."; Truthout 18 August 2014.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/25646-peak-water-methane-blowholes-and-ice-free-arctic-cruises-the-climate-crisis-deepens

Karimi, Faith and Jomana Karadsheh. "U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIS Fighters Near 2nd-Largest Dam in Iraq."; CNN 9 September 2014.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/07/world/meast/us-isis-airstrikes/

Supplemental Map demonstrating areas where Isis has control over water sources:

http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/assets/4731614/ISIS_map_economist.png

Knudson, Tom. "The Public Eye: As Drought Persists, Frustration Mounts Over Secrecy Of California's Well Drilling Logs."; The Sacramento Bee 6 July 2014.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article2602975.html

Lings, Martin. "The Qoranic Symbolism of Water." Studies in Comparative Religion 2.3 (Summer 1968).

http://www.studiesincomparativereligion.com/uploads/articlepdfs/62.pdf

McHardy, Fiona. "The 'Trial By Water'; In Greek Myth and Literature." Leeds International Classical Studies 7.1 (2008).

http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/staff/Fiona-McHardy/

Mittlefehldt, Pamela J. "Writing the Waves, Sounding the Depths: Water as Metaphor and Muse." ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 10.1 (Feb 2003): 137.

Moore, Kirsten, Kimberly Inez McGuire, Rivka Gordon, and Tracey J. Woodruff. "Birth Control Hormones In Water: Separating Myth From Fact." Editorial. Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) August 2011.

http://www.arhp.org/publications-and-resources/contraception-journal/august-2011

Newman, Cathy. "Sacred Waters." National Geographic (Special Water Issue): April 2010. on-line.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/sacred-water/newman-text/

Petreca, Laura. "Cities Running Out of Water."; Interview with Doug MacIntyre, CEO 24/7 Wall St. USA Today 4 August 2014.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/02/cities-running-out-of-water/13443393/

Pokhilko, Alexander. "The Meaning of Water in Christianity." OrthodoxyToday.org 24 March 2004.

http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles4/PokhiltoWater.php

Rodriguez, Robert. "Drought Drying Up Small Central Valley Farmers' Future." The Fresno Bee 19 July 2014.

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/business/agriculture/article19522446.html

"Water in Literature." Times Online (London, England) 18 July 2008."Water in Literature." Times Online


"Water Is Life." National Geographic (Special Issue) April 2010. on-line

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/water-is-life/kingsolver-text/

  

SELECTED BOOKS AND ON-LINE REFERENCE GUIDES

Alters, Sandra. Water: No Longer Taken For Granted. Gale, 2011. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 223 A484 2011

Alters, Sandra. Water: No Longer Taken For Granted. Gale, 2010. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 223 A484 2010

American Association For The Advancement Of Science. Water and Agriculture: A Symposium Presented At the Washington Meeting Of the American Association For the Advancement Of Science, December 29-30, 1958. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1960. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: GB 651 A5 A68 1960

Anderson, Terry Lee. Water Crisis: Ending the Policy Drought. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: HD 1695 A17 A59 1983

Bowden, Charles. Killing the Hidden Waters. University of Texas Press, 1977. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: E 78 W5 B6 197

California Dept. Of Water Resources. California Water: Looking To the Future. The Resources Agency, State of California, Dept. of Water Resources, 1987. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: HD 1694 C2 C34 1987

Dunnett, Nigel. Rain Gardens: Managing Rainwater Sustainably In the Garden and Designed Landscape. Timber Press, 2007. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: SB 475.83 D86 2007

Evans, Kimberly Masters. Water: No Longer Taken For Granted. Gale, 2014. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 223 E93 2014

Jue, Melody. Philosophy Of Water: An Academic Blog Exploring The Oceans In Literature, Marine Science, And Visual Media.
http://philosophyofwater.wordpress.com/

Pereira, Herbert Charles. Land Use and Water Resources In Temperate and Tropical Climates. University Press, 1973. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TC 409 P43 1973

Postel, Sandra. Last Oasis: Facing Water. W.W. Norton, 1992. Book.

Reisner, Marc. Overtapped Oasis: Reform Or Revolution For Western Water. Island Press, 1990. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: HD 1695 A17 R45 1990

Rogers, Peter P. Running Out Of Water: The Looming Crisis and Solutions To Conserve Our Most Precious Resource. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 388 R64 2010

Salzman, James. Drinking Water: A History. Overlook Duckworth, 2012. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: GB 661.2 S26 2012

Seneviratne, Mohan. A Practical Approach To Water Conservation For Commercial and Industrial Facilities. Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 388 S46 2007

State Water Conservation Coalition (Calif.). Reclamation/Re-Use Task Force. Water Recycling 2000: California's Plan For the Future. State Water Conservation Coalition (Calif.), 1991. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 429 W2 1991

Vickers, Amy. Handbook Of Water Use and Conservation: [Homes, Landscapes, Businesses, Industries, Farms]. Waterplow Press, 2001. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 388 V53 2001

"Water: Integrative Learning Community LibGuide." Seattle Central Community College, 2014.
Guide to support research for integrated assignments in Sociology and English around the topic of water.http://libguides.seattlecentral.edu/water

"Water In Religion." TheWaterPage.com.
http://www.africanwater.org/religion.htm

"Water Resources Development." Selected Bibliography. Grossmont College Library. El Cajon, California
http://opac.gcccd.edu/
[Log-in required]

Wurst, Gayle, and Christine Raguet-Bouvart, eds. Sounding the Depths: Water as Metaphor in North American Literature. L3: 1998.

  

SELECTED FILMS

See also "Video"

Blue Gold: World Water Wars. Dir. Sam Bozzo, Mark Achbar, and Si Litvinoff. Purple Turtle Films, 2009. 90 min. Film. [Videorecording]

Official Website: http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/

Flow: How Did A Handful Of Corporations Steal Our Water? Dir. Irena Salina. Oscilloscope, 2008. Film. [Videorecording]
Grossmont College Library Call Number: DVD-1847 2008
www.flowthefilm.com

The Greater Meaning of Water. Dir. Sky Christopherson. Amorgen, 2010. Film

http://www.gmwmovie.com/

Watermark. Dir., Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky. Canada: Mongrel Media, 2014; United States: eOne, 2014. Film.

burtynsky-water.com/watermark/

  

WATER AND GOVERNMENT

Article 31 Petition (to add "clean water" to Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

http://article31.org/

California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

http://www.water.ca.gov/

California Water Science Center

http://ca.water.usgs.gov/

Helix Water District

http://www.hwd.com/

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

http://www.mwdh2o.com/

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Water (United States Department of Agriculture)

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/water/

UNESCO: International Decade for Action "Water For Life"; 2005-2015

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/

UNESCO International Hydrological Programme

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/ihp/about-ihp/

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

U.S. Department of Energy: Water Power Program

http://energy.gov/eere/water/water-power-program/

Water Resources of the United States

http://www.usgs.gov/water/

Water: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

http://water.epa.gov/

World Health Organization (WHO): Water

http://www.who.int/topics/water/en/

  

WATER AND EDUCATION

American Museum of Natural History: Water: H20 = Life

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/water-h2o-life/

American Red Cross: Water Safety

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/water-safety/

AQUASTAT (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Comprehensive Water Database

http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/main/index.stm

California Water Blog

http://californiawaterblog.com/

California Water Environment Association

http://www.cwea.org/

Cuyamaca College: Water Conservation Garden

http://www.thegarden.org/

Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education

http://ucowr.org/journal-of-contemporary-water-research-and-education/

MedLine: U.S. National Library of Medicine: Drinking Water

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drinkingwater.html

SCCC (Seattle Central Community College) Water Footprint Website (curriculum and resources)

https://sites.google.com/site/scccwaterfootprint/

ScienceDaily: Water News

http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/water/

ScienceDirect: Water Research

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00431354/

Scientific American: Water

http://www.scientificamerican.com/topic/water/

UNESCO: Water, a Shared Responsibility: United Nations Water Development Report 2

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001444/144409E.pdf

Visionlearning: Water Chemistry

http://www.visionlearning.com/en/library/Chemistry/1/Water/57/

Water: Integrated Learning Communities (Seattle Central Community College) Libguide

http://libguides.seattlecentral.edu/water/

Water Education Foundation of California

http://www.watereducation.org/

Water Encyclopedia

http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/

Water Energy Literature Review

http://waterinthewest.stanford.edu/resources/publications-directory/water-energy-literature-review/

Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC)

https://www.waterisac.org/ 

Water Research: Journal of the International Water Association (IWA)

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/water-research/

Water Science and Technology Journal (International Water Association Publishing) 

http://www.iwaponline.com/wst/toc.htm

Water-Related Centres Under the Auspices of UNESCO

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/ihp/water-centres/

Water: An Open Access Journal

http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/

Water Footprint Coding

http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=files/home

Windows To the Universe: Water, the Hydrosphere

http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Water/overview.html

  

WATER AND WATER CRISIS ORGANIZATIONS


Alliance for Water Efficiency
http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org/

America Water Resources Association
http://www.awra.org/

American Water Works Association
www.awwa.org

California Farm Water Coalition
http://new.farmwater.org/

CEO Water Mandate
http://ceowatermandate.org/

Charity: Water
http://www.charitywater.org/

Charity: Water, on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/charitywater/

Charity: Water, on Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/charitywater/

Clean Water Action
http://www.cleanwateraction.org/

Clinton Foundation: Water
https://www.clintonfoundation.org/search/node/water/

EcoWatch
http://ecowatch.com

Food and Water Watch
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/

International Water Association (IWA)
http://www.iwahq.org/

International Water Management Institute
http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/

National Ground Water Association
http://www.ngwa.org/

National Rural Water Association
http://www.nrwa.org/

Pacific Institute: World's Water
http://worldwater.org/

Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation
http://www.worldwewant2015.org/water/

Save Our Water (Association of California Water Agencies)
http://www.saveourh2o.org/

Southern California Water Committee
http://www.socalwater.org/

The Water Project
http://thewaterproject.org/

The World Bank: Water
http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/water

UN-Water (United Nations Inter-Agency Coordination Mechanism For All Freshwater and Sanitation Related Matters)
http://www.unwater.org/

UN-Water: World Water Day 2014
http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/

Universities Council On Water Resources
http://www.ucowr.org/

Water - Natural Resources Defense Council
www.nrdc.org/water/

Water and Sanitation (UNICEF U.S. Fund)
http://www.unicefusa.org/mission/survival/water

Water Defense
https://waterdefense.org/

Water Environment Federation
http://www.wef.org/

Water for Life
http://www.goodneighbors.org/

Water For Children Africa
www.waterforchildrenafrica.org

Water For People
https://www.waterforpeople.org/

Water Missions International
http://www.watermissions.org/

Water Quality Association (WQA)
http://www.wqa.org/

Water Research Foundation
http://www.waterrf.org/

WATER: Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual
http://www.waterwomensalliance.org/

Water.org
http://water.org/

Water.org on Twitter
https://twitter.com/Water/

Water.org on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/water

Waves For Water
http://www.wavesforwater.org/

Wine To Water
http://winetowater.org/

World Economic Forum: Water
http://www.weforum.org/issues/water

World Water Council
http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/

WSC: Water Systems Council (for household wells and small water well systems)
http://www.watersystemscouncil.org/

Last Updated: 07/27/2017

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