Forests for Water: Exploring Payments for Watershed Services in the U.S. South
World Resources Institute (WRI) Issue Brief on the impact of forested watershed management on drinking water quality.

From Catchment to Customer: Can Upstream Catchment Management Deliver a Better Deal for Water Customers and the Environment?
Ofwat report detailing the connection between upstream watershed activities and drinking water quality.

Green Complements Gray: Saving Forests, Protecting Water Quality
The Environmental Forum article by G. Tracy Mehan III.

Healthy Watersheds Protection
This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site provides resouces for source water protection.

Managing Catchments as Business Assets: An Economic Framework
Research Report 83 by Water Quality Research Australia, provides a business case for catchment management.

Natural Infrastructure: Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States
WRI Report describing the economic case for investing in source water protection.

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species
Database established by the U.S. Geological Survey for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data are made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public.

Opportunities to Protect Drinking Water Sources and Advance Watershed Goals through the Clean Water Act: A Toolkit for State, Interstate, Tribal and Federal Water Program Managers
This Toolkit is a result of state and EPA collaboration on the potential for drinking water source protection through vehicles in the Clean Water Act.

Protecting Forested Watersheds is Smart Economics for Water Utilities
Journal AWWA article describing the financial benefits of protecting forested watersheds.

Source Water Protection: Perspectives of the Past, Present, and Future
Journal AWWA article outlining the history of source water protection and the challenges ahead.

Sustainable Water Systems: Step One - Redefining the Nation's Infrastructure Challenge
Aspen Institute report which summarizes a series of dialogues over 2008 and 2009 that led to ten policy recommendations that incorporate natural infrastructure (i.e., watersheds and land cover) into the traditional engineered infrastructure challenge.

Water, Climate Change, and Forests: Watershed Stewardship for a Changing Climate
U.S. Forest Service report on the impacts from climate change on water and land management.

Watershed Management: Better Coordination of Data Collection Efforts Needed to Support Key Decisions
Government Accountability Office 2004 report on the need for better source water monitoring and data quality.

 

Last updated December 2017