The Environmental Protection Agency Source Water Protection page provides information on source water assessments, community planning, funding, and partnerships focused on source water protection.
The Coastal Wetland and Tributary Decision Support Tool for the Duck-Pensaukee is an interactive, online map designed to help conservationists prioritize sites in the Duck-Pensaukee Watershed for land protection and restoration projects. The Duck-Pensaukee Watershed is a sub-watershed of Green Bay and faces serious conservation challenges. These challenges include the loss of coastal wetlands, which clean polluted water, intercept waste, protect our shorelines from erosion, provide food and shelter for migratory birds, and serve as nurseries for fish and other aquatic life.
The Fund for Lake Michigan's grant making is focused on projects in southeastern Wisconsin that will:
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are focusing on restoring natural water flow and ecological processes between coastal wetlands in the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (Ohio) and adjacent to Lake Erie to improve fish and wildlife habitat. Thus far, this pilot project has resulted in a model that can be used to estimate total phosphorus and total sediment loads to a reconnected wetland using high frequency turbidity and discharge measurements.
The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Users can use the MSC to find their official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for better understanding flood risk.
Ontario has a comprehensive source water protection program that ensures drinking water safety from source to tap. This webpage provides an overview of the source water protection program, and contains links to municipality protection plans.
CoastRanger MS has been designed to explain the consequences that different management approaches have on coastal processes, natural environments and flood and coastal erosion risk. The software highlights the range of interests that need to be balanced on the coast and demonstrates the difficult decisions that have to be made in some areas. CoastRanger MS simulates typical real world scenarios and provides information on management approaches, defense types, coastal behaviour and legislation.
This is a source water protection project focused on evaluating the relationship between land-use practices and water quality in the St. Joseph River, a tributary of the western Lake Erie Basin.
The Lake Level Viewer is an interactive online visualization mapping tool that allows users to visualize lake level changes in the Great Lakes that range from six feet above to six feet below historical long-term average water levels, as well as potential shoreline and coastal impacts. This tool is intended to help communities plan for and adapt to climate change and the accompanying changes in lake water levels.