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Video Resources for the Challenge
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Books for the Challenge
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  • How Did That Get to My House? Water
    By Nancy Robinson Masters, Cherry Lake Publishing (2014)
  • What’s Up® With Conserving Water
    Channing Bete Company
  • National Geographic Kids: Water
    Melissa Stewart, National Geographic Society (2014)

Other Resources for the Challenge

This Year's Challenge Theme

Websites and Articles for the Challenge
Information provided by -- hydro-dynamics-challenge-guide-letter.pdf

  • Aquapedia (link)
    Check out the Aquapedia or Water Topics sections of the Water
    Education Foundation website to learn about water topics in
    California, USA and beyond.

  • Calculate Your Water Footprint (link)
    Answer some questions to estimate how much water you really
    use every day (and learn some fun facts along the way). You
    might be surprised by what you discover!

  • Learn About Water (link)
    The US Environmental Protection Agency provides resources
    to learn about bodies of water, drinking water, wastewater, and
    water quality.

  • Water Science Glossary of Terms (link)
    The United State Geological Service (USGS) has a list of
    water-related terms that might help you understand our
    water resources.

  • Melbourne Water (link)
    Melbourne (Australia) Water has numerous resources that
    describe the water supply, infrastructure and resources.

  • The World Bank’s Water Global Practice (link)
    Launched in 2014, the World Bank’s Water Global Practice site
    discusses the knowledge and implementation of water projects
    from around the world.

  • The UN and Water (link)
    This United Nations sites explores the global crisis caused by insufficient
    water supply to satisfy basic human needs and growing
    demands on the world’s water resources to meet human, commercial
    and agricultural needs.

  • National Geographic’s Environment: Freshwater Site (link)
    This site includes numerous case studies from around the
    world to help you understand the global challenges faced in
    finding and protecting water for human use.
  • The Water Sustainability and Climate Project (WSC) (link)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison's project is an integrated
    effort to understand how water and the many other benefits
    people derive from nature could change over time. The project                  is focused on the Yahara Watershed in southern Wisconsin,
    but has many scenarios and case studies that are useful for
    exploring a variety of water issues.

  • What is an Environmental Engineer? (link)’s site contains information about
    environmental science education and careers, as well as vetted
    research on water and other environmental issues.

  • Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona (link)
    A research and extension unit of the College of Agriculture
    and Life Sciences, the WRRC is the designated state water
    resources research center for Arizona established under the 1964
    Federal Water Resources Research Act. The site has a wealth
    of resources for teachers and students on all types of water
    resource issues.

  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) (link)
    The NAE has compiled a list of fourteen “Grand Challenges for
    Engineering.” Providing access to clean water for the one out of
    every six people living today who do not have adequate access
    to water, and the one out of every three who lack basic sanitation,
    for which water is needed, has been designated as a “grand
    challenge.” This site contains resources and videos that describe
    the global nature of these issues.

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (link)
    The water topics page of the US EPA site provides detailed
    information on preventing water contamination, water treatment
    and water conservation.

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