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Government Agencies in Lithuania with a
Role in Drinking Water & Groundwater

Lietuvos Respublikos aplinkos apsaugos ministerija
Lietuvos geologijos tarnyba
prie LR Statybos ir Urbanistikos ministerijos

Vilniaus miesto savivaldybe
  Vilniaus Vandenys

Other Organizations in Vilnius with an Interest in Drinking Water

Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitas

Effects of Drinking Water on Health

Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets

Safe Drinking Water Health Fact Sheets

Safe Drinking Water; OGWDW - Safe Drinking Water and Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC is a federal agency that promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

Drinking Water Filtration & Purification Information

Treatment Systems for Household Water Supplies Publications
North Dakota State University NDSU Extension Service

NSF Certification Information for Consumers about Bottled Water

NSF Certification Information about Personal Filtration Systems

Educational Resources

A Message from the Children of Mars

Drinking Water Information from Envirofacts
Through Envirofacts, users can view the compliance and enforcement history of their local water utility to find out whether it is meeting EPA standards for safe drinking water.

Teach kids about the water treatment process
This simple experiment shows kids how water is treated so that we can drink it.

Blue Thumb Campaign
A Blue Thumb is to water what a green thumb is to plants! Teach kids about water with the projects and activities available from Blue Thumb.

The Environmental Education Network
The Environmental Education Network provides indexed lists of K-12 Environmental Resources Available on the Internet.

USGS Water Resources Education Initiative
USGS, along with several Partners including EPA, the National Science Teacher's Foundation, and the Groundwater Foundation, has prepared Water Education Posters, resource notebooks, and other materials to stimulate classroom interest in water issues.

World Resources Institute - Environmental Education Project
  Teacher's Guides to 11 environmental subjects.
  Designed for secondary school students
  and teachers.

Kid's Stuff from the Groundwater Foundation

EE Link
"Our mission is to spread information and ideas that will help educators explore the environment and investigate current issues with students."

A network of teachers, scientists, and Environmental Educators.

EcoNet's Environmental Education Directory
Econet is the
Institute for Global Communication's Network for Environmental Activists and Educators.

Environmental Education Exchange

The Environmental Education Network(EEN)
Envirolink: "The EEN will act as the clearing house for all environmental education information, materials, and ideas on the Internet."

National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training (NCEET)
"NCEET works to support, enhance and extend effective environmental education in grades K-12. It holds training workshops, evaluates teaching and training materials and promotes networking."

National Environmental Education Advancement Project (NEEAP)
"The NEEAP, located at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a national organization which aids state and local environmental education leaders in promoting their environmental education efforts and develops informational items on building state capacities for environmental education."

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
"There are many environmental interest groups, and many organizations dedicated to improving education. NAAEE uniquely combines and integrates both of these perspectives, and takes a cooperative, nonconfrontational, scientifically-balanced approach to promoting education about environmental issues."

SEEK: Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge
"Minnesota's Interactive Directory of Environmental Education Resources"

Other Drinking Water & Groundwater Resources

Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
AMWA is made up of the directors, commissioners, and managers of the nation's largest municipal and publicly-owned water systems.

American Water Works Association
AWWA is an international non-profit scientific and educationalsociety dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.

Blue Thumb Campaign
The campaign is a national call to action on drinking water issues. It is intended to raise awareness of the need to protect water, conserve it, and to get involved in decisions concerning drinking water resources and supplies. A major component of the campaign is National Drinking Water Week, held annually during the first full week of May. The 1997 theme is "Drinking Water Counts on You."

Partnership for Safe Water
The Partnership for Safe Water is a unique cooperative effort between EPA, American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, and Association of State Drinking Water Administrators that encourages and assists U.S. water suppliers to voluntarily enhance their water systems performance for greater control of Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other microbial contaminants.

Natural Resources Defense Council

American Water Works Research Foundation
AWWARF sponsors practical, applied and future-need based research for the drinking water community.

The Groundwater Foundation
The Groundwater Foundation is dedicated to informing the public about one of our greatest hidden resources, groundwater.

The National Rural Water Association
NRWA is a nonprofit, grassroots organization representing the vast majority of water systems in the country, governed by a volunteers from each state.

League of Women Voters Education Fund
The League of Women Voters Education Fund sponsors a program called "Tools for Drinking Water Protection" which provides practical planning and management tools to local groups.

National Association of Counties
NACo provides legislative, research, technical and public affairs assistance to its members.

Congressional Research Service Reports (maintained on-line by the Committee for the National Institute of the Environment)
CRS is a branch of the Library of Congress, and has developed background information on SDWA and the legislative history of the 1996 Amendments. CNIE is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision making.

Safe Drinking Water Program
US Environmental Protection Agency

Surf Your Watershed
Surf Your Watershed is an EPA Internet resource that allows users to locate and find information about their local watershed in the United States.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA is a federal agency that regulates food (including bottled water), cosmetics, medicines, and other products.

United States Geological Survey
USGS is a federal agency that provides the Nation with reliable, impartial information to describe and understand the Earth. USGS maintains on-line information about water resources in the United States.

National Drinking Water Clearinghouse
NDWC assists small communities by collecting, developing and providing timely information relevant to drinking water issues.

Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
ASDWA is the professional association that represents the collective interests of the nation's state drinking water programs.

Ground Water Protection Council
GWPC is a national, not-for-profit organization whose members are interested in the protection of the nation's ground water supplies.


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