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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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2003-2005 Puget Sound Water Quality Work Plan [PDF]
Abstract: Actions to protect and restore Puget Sound during the 2003-2005 Biennium
Source: Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team
An Investigation of Sprawl Development and Its Effect on Transportation Planning: The Lower Savannah Region of Government [PDF]
Abstract: Research focused on local government official responses to growth questionnaires. Specific implications for controlled development standards are identified as significant factors for land-use decisions.
Source: South Carolina State Universtiy
Healthy People 2010 & Environmental Health
Abstract: This site is part of a national, public-private effort to provide easy access to information useful in the development of environmental health objectives and for other environmental health planning projects. It focuses on the six major topic areas within the Healthy People 2010 Environmental Health Focus Area: Outdoor Air Quality, Water Quality, Toxics and Wastes, Healthy Homes and Healthy Communities, Infrastructure and Surveillance, and Global Environmental Health.
Source: Public Health Foundation
Measuring the impact of land use changes on water quality
Abstract: In partnership with EPA Region 5 and Purdue University, the Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN) launched an online tool to help local government planners measure the water quality impacts of land use changes. Based on community-specific climate data, the online tool estimates changes in recharge, runoff, and nonpoint source pollution resulting from proposed development.
Source: Local Government Environmental Assistance Network
National Coastal Condition Report
Abstract: The National Coastal Condition Report describes the ecological and environmental conditions in U.S. coastal waters. This first-of-its-kind Report, presents a broad baseline picture of the overall condition of U.S. coastal waters as fair to poor, varying from region to region.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Paving our way to water shortages
Abstract: Many blame erratic weather conditions for water shortages, while others point to population growth. But that's not the whole story. Another major contributor to our water problems is the way we develop land. As we pave over more and more wetlands and forests, this new report shows that we are depleting our water supplies.
Source: Smart Growth America
Preserving New York City's watersheds
Abstract: In terms of human benefits, one would be hard-pressed to name a more critical natural habitat anywhere in the world. The catastrophic consequences of not protecting this prize-winning unfiltered water supply, is both economic and environmental. This report tells what is being done.
Source: New York Public Interest Research Group
Protecting Water Resources [PDF]
Abstract: Smart growth and "mixed-use" strategies relating to protecting water resources for local governments.
Source: National Association of Counties (NACo)
Quality Growth Examples in Georgia
Abstract: A database of recent, local community quality growth activities. Search by community issue (includes "Preservation, Protection & Conservation" issues), keyword or location. Site users are also invited to submit their own success story.
Source: Georgia Quality Growth Partnership
Quality Growth Toolkit
Abstract: This toolkit provides advice to local governments on tools that may be used to put quality growth principles into practice at the local level. Search the toolkit by community issue or by keyword see the index for a listing of each tool.
Source: Georgia Quality Growth Partnership
River Basin Characterization
Abstract: This CD-ROM contains a collection of GIS data produced in support of Ecology?s River Basin Characterization work done on the Snohomish River Basin from the fall of 1998 to the spring of 1999. It includes 30 data sets produced or used in conjunction with this project, as well as several ArcView files containing data views and maps.
Source: Department of Ecology: Watershed Planning
Village Homes Development
Abstract: Village Homes is a 68-acre development of single-family homes, apartments, a community center and an office building that features solar construction, natural cooling systems, communal agricultural areas, a natural drainage system and a pedestrian- and bike-friendly layout.
Source: Department of Energy
Abstract: Watersolve International specializes in the design and manufacture of high quality water treatment systems to meet virtually any water purification requirement.
Source: Watersolve International, LLC
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