NRCS conservationists working with a landowner in eastern South Dakota.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Virginia Water Resources Research Center.

Provides access to Virginia Tech's database of experts, as well as a listing of water hotlines and other information sources.


EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources research program provides the science and innovative technologies that the Agency and the nation need to maintain drinking water resources and systems, as well as to protect the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters. It uses an integrated, systems approach to support the availability of the clean, adequate, and equitable water supplies necessary for human well-being and resilient aquatic ecosystems.

DOI. United States Geological Survey.

Answers questions about groundwater, lakes, rivers as well as volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, and maps. See the site for terms of use.

University of Hawaii. Department of Geology and Geophysics.

Will answer questions on hydrology and the environment (and other topics). Check the site for terms of use. There's also a list of previously asked questions and answers.

Pennsylvania State University. Institutes of the Environment.

Finds experts in water resources and other environmental fields.

University of Minnesota. Water Resources Center.

A listing of Water Resources Science faculty, by area of emphasis, at the University of Minnesota.

University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.

A database of experts in various water fields from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona.

IUCN. Species Survival Commission

Contact information for animal and plant conservation experts browsable through extensive, taxa-based directory; includes fisheries experts.

Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center.

A listing of cooperative extension experts in manure nutrient management, manure storage and handling, manure treatment technologies, etc., including water quality protection aspects.