China International Water Law
This website is a research resource collecting and sharing relevant
treaties and laws and related documents to increase knowledge exchange
on one of China’s most precious resources: Water .
Primary data resources of imagery and ephemera organized by continent.
International Environmental Agreements Database
This database aims to create a systematic and comprehensive catalog of
all intergovernmental environmental agreements, providing environmental
negotiators, treaty secretariats, scholars, students, and interested
citizens with a reliable list of all historic and current IEAs.
International River Law Network The
IRLN hosts the Basin Rights of International Rivers, which proposes a
basin rights model based on nature's rights for the ecosystem, human
rights for the basin population, and water rights for each basin state.
Water Law Project
The International Water Law Project provides information on
international water law and policy, including treaties, articles, news
stories, case law, Internet links, and other relevant information.
Transboundary Water Management Database This
actor-based database draws on information collected through a mapping
project conducted by Stockholm International Water Institute Swedish
Water House in 2011. It gives a snapshot of the activities, processes,
projects and tools used by actors working with various transboundary
Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science
The Centre for Water Law, Policy, and Science at the University of
Dundee under the auspices of UNESCO promotes academic research,
postgraduate teaching, advisory services and professional training in
the area of international and national law of water resources.
Colorado River Commission of Nevada - Water Division
The Commission represents Nevada when dealing with issues regarding
management of the Colorado River. This site also provides links to
documents published by the Commission- “ Laws of the rivers-The legal
regimes of major interstate river systems of the United States" and
"World’s major rivers-An Introduction to international water law with
Conflict Over Natural Resources (IRDC)
Learn about the projects at the International Development Research
Centre (IRDC) that examine different approaches to resolving natural
Environment, Conflict and Cooperation Platform (ECC)
The ECC-Platform provides information on the way in which environmental
degradation and resource scarcity lead to conflicts and security
threats, and how cooperation and sustainable development can contribute
to peace and stability. The aim is to foster exchange and networks on
this topic among stakeholders.
Environmental Peacebuilding Global Knowledge Platform & Community of Practice
Established by the Environmental Law Institute, the United Nations
Environment Programme, the University of Tokyo, and McGill University,
the Knowledge Platform is a source for global information on issues
relating to natural resources, conflict, and peace. The site hosts
numerous publications, perspectives from leaders in the field, and a
curated list of relevant international news items and blog posts on
natural resources and conflict.
EROS Data Center (EDC)
The EDC stores, processes, and distributes a variety of data, including
cartographic, satellite, remote sensing and aircraft data. HydroSHEDS (World Wildlife Fund)
WWF's Conservation Science Program is currently developing a new and
innovative global hydrological database, termed HydroSHEDS. For many
parts of the world these data and the tools built to use them will open
up a range of previously inaccessible analyses and applications related
to freshwater conservation and environmental planning.
IGRAC Publishes New Transboundary Aquifers of the World Map
International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC) has
published the new Transboundary Aquifers of the World Map (TBA Map).
The TBA Map 2014 shows 608 identified transboundary aquifers, including
226 transboundary ‘groundwater bodies' as defined in the European Union
Water Framework Directive (EU WFD), underlying almost every nation.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
IWMI works with partners in the South to develop tools and methods to
help these countries eradicate poverty and ensure food security through
more effective management of their water and land resources.
Managing Global Issues (MGI) Information Network
The Network is a free, on-line, searchable database designed to enlarge
the international community of scholars and practitioners interested in
the comparative analysis of global issues management.
National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
NCSE promotes an approach to environmental science that integrates
interdisciplinary research; scientific assessment, communication of
science-based information to decisionmakers and the general public, and
The Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and
Security is an independent, non-profit center created in 1987 to
conduct research and policy analysis in the areas of environment,
sustainable development, and international security.
Vital Water Graphics
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) compiled this report in
order to provide a clear overview, through a set of graphics, maps and
other illustrations, of the state of the world's fresh and marine
Water Conflict Chronology Timeline
In an ongoing effort to understand the connections between water
resources, water systems, and international security and conflict, the
Pacific Institute initiated a project in the late 1980s to track and
categorize events related to water and conflict.
The Water Page
The Water Page is an independent initiative dedicated to the promotion
of sustainable water resources management and use. A particular
emphasis is placed on the development, utilisation and protection of
water in Africa and other developing regions.
Water Portal of UNESCO
The portal is intended to enhance access to information related to
freshwater available on the World Wide Web, providing links to the
current UNESCO and UNESCO-led programs on freshwater and serving as an
interactive point for sharing, browsing and searching websites of
water-related organizations, government bodies and NGOs.
Water Resources - U.S. National Academies
The U.S. National Academies hosts information regarding their work with
water resources including reports from workshops, colloquiums, and
projects supported by the organization.
The World Bank - Water
The World Bank aims
to help governments solve water supply, sanitation, water resource,
hydropower and irrigation problems through finance and knowledge. The
water topics hosts information, project information, and data on the
World Banks Water initiatives including the Water Partnership Program.
CIA World Factbook
Facts, statistics and maps for countries from the Central Intelligence Agency.
The ClimateArk is a Climate Change Portal and Search Engine dedicated
to promoting public policy that addresses global climate change through
reductions in carbon dioxide and other emissions, renewable energy,
energy conservation and ending deforestation.
Conservation in Transboundary Basins
This interactive map highlights conservation in transboundary basins by
illustrating the area of high conservation value land in the basin that is
Creeklife - Surf Your Watershed
Creeklife has created an interactive watershed map of the United
States, which has dynamic delineation of watershed boundaries at the
national, state, county, and city level.
FirstSearch Database Information
Provides access to over 70 databases in 15 topic areas, including the
sciences, public policy and current events. (Must be connected to a
participating library to access databases.)
The portal provides unprecedented rainforest action, news, search and
analysis capabilities. Together the Rainforest Portal, Ecological
Internet's international network of citizen activists and collaborating
groups expect to be saving lots of rainforests in coming years -
helping to usher in an era of global rainforest and ecological
U.S. Water News
Contains monthly archives of water news around the United States.
Blog by OSU Professor, Dr. Michael Campana, that includes news, analysis, commentary, and humor.
Rainbow Water Coalition
Blog by OSU Assistant Professor and Director of the Institute for Water
and Watersheds, Dr. Todd Jarvis, that discusses serious water gaming
and provides a non-partisan, neutral perspective supporting diversity
in the color of water.
The Way of Water
Blog by OSU Graduate, Dr. Jennifer Veilleux, that covers geographic
water resources research, mainly in the Nile and Mekong River basins.
Jennifer Veilleux - River Geographer | Artist
Geography and Photography website features scientific papers,
resources, stories, and portraits from dam development on the Blue Nile
and Mekong rivers by OSU graduate Dr. Jennifer Veilleux. Content is
focused on global freshwater security.
The Columbia River Calling Blog
by OSU Graduate, Dr. Kim Ogren, that catalogs information about the
past, present, and future of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) between
the United States and Canada.
by OSU Master's student Dacotah Splichalova, that tells water stories
focusing on how people and communities come together over shared water.
If you have a website that is related to the TFDD project and would like to add a link on our site, please feel free to contact Aaron T. Wolf.