Helpful Links

Office of Surface Mining-Appalachian Region Website

The AR Divisions coordinate with the Field Offices in the Region to provide local delivery of technical assistance, technology transfer, abandoned mine land (AML) investigations, inspection and enforcement, oversight evaluation, and award of grants to states carrying out the Surface Mining and Control Act of 1977.

Online Inventory of Water-related Bills in the 2010 Virginia General Assembly

A list of water resource-related bills in the 2010 Virginia General Assembly is available online at the Web site of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, at

Yale Environment 360
An excellent explanation of mining impacts on watersheds and discussions related to water testing.

National Institutes for Water Resources

NIWR networks the fifty-four state and territorial Water Research Institutes and Centers into a coordinated unit to implement the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, (Public Law 98-242) and subsequent federal legislation which amends or supersedes this Act.

Water Environment Research Foundation

Providing independent scientific research on wastewater and stormwater issues.

The Water We Drink

This project offers free articles and educational resources about maintaining safe, sustainable, and secure water supplies in small and rural communities.

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