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On this page, you'll find a "starter kit" of bibliographic and on-line resources to help you explore the theme of "water." As the "One Theme, One Campus" project continues into 2015 and beyond, you may also submit resources and links to share your own research with others.



Boxall, Bettina. "In Virtual Mega-Drought, California Avoids Defeat." Los Angeles Times on-line 5 October 2014.

Dimick, Dennis. "If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained."; National Geographic 19 August 2014.

Greatergood (a.k.a., "A Global Water Crisis Is Not On Its Way; It’s Already Here." Blog. January 2015.

Houston, Will. "Fish Deaths Raise Concerns For Future Drought Effects." Times Standard (Eureka, CA) 25 July 2014.

Jamail, Dahr. "'Peak Water' Methane Blowholes and Ice-Free Arctic Cruises: The Climate Crisis Deepens."; Truthout 18 August 2014.

Karimi, Faith and Jomana Karadsheh. "U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIS Fighters Near 2nd-Largest Dam in Iraq."; CNN 9 September 2014.

Supplemental Map demonstrating areas where Isis has control over water sources:

Knudson, Tom. "The Public Eye: As Drought Persists, Frustration Mounts Over Secrecy Of California's Well Drilling Logs."; The Sacramento Bee 6 July 2014.

Lings, Martin. "The Qoranic Symbolism of Water." Studies in Comparative Religion 2.3 (Summer 1968).

McHardy, Fiona. "The 'Trial By Water'; In Greek Myth and Literature." Leeds International Classical Studies 7.1 (2008).

Mittlefehldt, Pamela J. "Writing the Waves, Sounding the Depths: Water as Metaphor and Muse." ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 10.1 (Feb 2003): 137.

Moore, Kirsten, Kimberly Inez McGuire, Rivka Gordon, and Tracey J. Woodruff. "Birth Control Hormones In Water: Separating Myth From Fact." Editorial. Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) August 2011.

Newman, Cathy. "Sacred Waters." National Geographic (Special Water Issue): April 2010. on-line.

Petreca, Laura. "Cities Running Out of Water."; Interview with Doug MacIntyre, CEO 24/7 Wall St. USA Today 4 August 2014.

Pokhilko, Alexander. "The Meaning of Water in Christianity." 24 March 2004.

Rodriguez, Robert. "Drought Drying Up Small Central Valley Farmers' Future." The Fresno Bee 19 July 2014.

"Water in Literature." Times Online (London, England) 18 July 2008."Water in Literature." Times Online

"Water Is Life." National Geographic (Special Issue) April 2010. on-line



Alters, Sandra. Water: No Longer Taken For Granted. Gale, 2011. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 223 A484 2011

Alters, Sandra. Water: No Longer Taken For Granted. Gale, 2010. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 223 A484 2010

American Association For The Advancement Of Science. Water and Agriculture: A Symposium Presented At the Washington Meeting Of the American Association For the Advancement Of Science, December 29-30, 1958. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1960. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: GB 651 A5 A68 1960

Anderson, Terry Lee. Water Crisis: Ending the Policy Drought. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: HD 1695 A17 A59 1983

Bowden, Charles. Killing the Hidden Waters. University of Texas Press, 1977. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: E 78 W5 B6 197

California Dept. Of Water Resources. California Water: Looking To the Future. The Resources Agency, State of California, Dept. of Water Resources, 1987. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: HD 1694 C2 C34 1987

Dunnett, Nigel. Rain Gardens: Managing Rainwater Sustainably In the Garden and Designed Landscape. Timber Press, 2007. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: SB 475.83 D86 2007

Evans, Kimberly Masters. Water: No Longer Taken For Granted. Gale, 2014. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 223 E93 2014

Jue, Melody. Philosophy Of Water: An Academic Blog Exploring The Oceans In Literature, Marine Science, And Visual Media.

Pereira, Herbert Charles. Land Use and Water Resources In Temperate and Tropical Climates. University Press, 1973. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TC 409 P43 1973

Postel, Sandra. Last Oasis: Facing Water. W.W. Norton, 1992. Book.

Reisner, Marc. Overtapped Oasis: Reform Or Revolution For Western Water. Island Press, 1990. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: HD 1695 A17 R45 1990

Rogers, Peter P. Running Out Of Water: The Looming Crisis and Solutions To Conserve Our Most Precious Resource. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 388 R64 2010

Salzman, James. Drinking Water: A History. Overlook Duckworth, 2012. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: GB 661.2 S26 2012

Seneviratne, Mohan. A Practical Approach To Water Conservation For Commercial and Industrial Facilities. Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. E-book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 388 S46 2007

State Water Conservation Coalition (Calif.). Reclamation/Re-Use Task Force. Water Recycling 2000: California's Plan For the Future. State Water Conservation Coalition (Calif.), 1991. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 429 W2 1991

Vickers, Amy. Handbook Of Water Use and Conservation: [Homes, Landscapes, Businesses, Industries, Farms]. Waterplow Press, 2001. Book.
Grossmont College Library Call Number: TD 388 V53 2001

"Water: Integrative Learning Community LibGuide." Seattle Central Community College, 2014.
Guide to support research for integrated assignments in Sociology and English around the topic of water.

"Water In Religion."

"Water Resources Development." Selected Bibliography. Grossmont College Library. El Cajon, California
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Wurst, Gayle, and Christine Raguet-Bouvart, eds. Sounding the Depths: Water as Metaphor in North American Literature. L3: 1998.



See also "Video"

Blue Gold: World Water Wars. Dir. Sam Bozzo, Mark Achbar, and Si Litvinoff. Purple Turtle Films, 2009. 90 min. Film. [Videorecording]

Official Website:

Flow: How Did A Handful Of Corporations Steal Our Water? Dir. Irena Salina. Oscilloscope, 2008. Film. [Videorecording]
Grossmont College Library Call Number: DVD-1847 2008

The Greater Meaning of Water. Dir. Sky Christopherson. Amorgen, 2010. Film

Watermark. Dir., Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky. Canada: Mongrel Media, 2014; United States: eOne, 2014. Film.



Article 31 Petition (to add "clean water" to Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

California Water Science Center

Helix Water District

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Water (United States Department of Agriculture)

UNESCO: International Decade for Action "Water For Life"; 2005-2015

UNESCO International Hydrological Programme

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

U.S. Department of Energy: Water Power Program

Water Resources of the United States

Water: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

World Health Organization (WHO): Water



American Museum of Natural History: Water: H20 = Life

American Red Cross: Water Safety

AQUASTAT (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Comprehensive Water Database

California Water Blog

California Water Environment Association

Cuyamaca College: Water Conservation Garden

Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education

MedLine: U.S. National Library of Medicine: Drinking Water

SCCC (Seattle Central Community College) Water Footprint Website (curriculum and resources)

ScienceDaily: Water News

ScienceDirect: Water Research

Scientific American: Water

UNESCO: Water, a Shared Responsibility: United Nations Water Development Report 2

Visionlearning: Water Chemistry

Water: Integrated Learning Communities (Seattle Central Community College) Libguide

Water Education Foundation of California

Water Encyclopedia

Water Energy Literature Review

Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC) 

Water Research: Journal of the International Water Association (IWA)

Water Science and Technology Journal (International Water Association Publishing)

Water-Related Centres Under the Auspices of UNESCO

Water: An Open Access Journal

Water Footprint Coding

Windows To the Universe: Water, the Hydrosphere



Alliance for Water Efficiency

America Water Resources Association

American Water Works Association

California Farm Water Coalition

CEO Water Mandate

Charity: Water

Charity: Water, on Facebook

Charity: Water, on Vimeo

Clean Water Action

Clinton Foundation: Water


Food and Water Watch

International Water Association (IWA)

International Water Management Institute

National Ground Water Association

National Rural Water Association

Pacific Institute: World's Water

Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation

Save Our Water (Association of California Water Agencies)

Southern California Water Committee

The Water Project

The World Bank: Water

UN-Water (United Nations Inter-Agency Coordination Mechanism For All Freshwater and Sanitation Related Matters)

UN-Water: World Water Day 2014

Universities Council On Water Resources

Water - Natural Resources Defense Council

Water and Sanitation (UNICEF U.S. Fund)

Water Defense

Water Environment Federation

Water for Life

Water For Children Africa

Water For People

Water Missions International

Water Quality Association (WQA)

Water Research Foundation

WATER: Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual on Twitter on YouTube

Waves For Water

Wine To Water

World Economic Forum: Water

World Water Council

WSC: Water Systems Council (for household wells and small water well systems)

Last Updated: 07/27/2017


Brendan Praniewicz
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