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Water supply and demand
The quantities of water resources in an area that are easily available and the amount of water that is needed for all uses.
Subtopics:
Water budget (4 items)
Water use (56 items)


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Glossary of water-use terminology [More info]
Dictionary of terms associated with water use from the publication: Estimated Use of water in the United States in 1990.
National Handbook of Recommended Methods for Water Data Acquisition -- Chapter 11 - Water Use [More info]
Provides standards and guidance for measuring, estimating, collecting, and analyzing water-use data. Includes brief descriptions of water-use activities, commonly used water-use terminology, and approaches and methods used in estimating water use.
Water science for schools: water use in the United States [More info]
Educational site for elementary school students on water use in the United States.
Water science for schools: where is Earth's water located? [More info]
Educational site for elementary school students on the distribution of water, water supply and water use.
Water use in the United States [More info]
Links to water use reports for the United States for 1985, 1990, and 1995 comparison of use and renewable water supply by region, handbook for collecting water-use data, and other information on national water use.
Great Lakes issues [More info]
Water resources problems of the Great Lakes including water use, bacterial contamination on beaches, status of water resources, and ground water flow.
Drought watch Pacific Northwest states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho [More info]
Drought water homepage with links to maps showing streamflow conditions, drought definitions, resources, publications, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Hydrology primer [More info]
General information on the science of hydrology with information on ground water, surface water, water use, the work of hydrologists, and hydrology as a career.
Land Subsidence in the United States [More info]
Describes and provides examples of impacts of human-induced land subsidence resulting from the extraction of subsurface water, including aquifer-system compaction, drainage of organic soils, dissolution and collapse of susceptible rocks.
Occurrence of selected radionuclides in ground water used for drinking water in the United States [More info]
Results (*.pdf) of a 1998 targeted reconnaissance survey on the sources of radium, polonium, and lead radionuclides, data collection and laboratory methods, existing occurrences in drinking water, risk assessments, and compliance monitoring.
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