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A list of water related online glossaries.
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  Link   USGS Glossary
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Glossary that is part of the USGS Water-Use Circular 1268 (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/2004/circ1268/pdf/circular1268.pdf) ("Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2000")
  Link   USGS Water Resources Glossaries
List of six USGS Water Glossaries: Water Basics Glossary; Hydrologic Definitions; Water Science-Glossary of Terms; National Water Quality Assessment Glossary; Glossary of Water-Quality Monitoring Terms; Water Resources Data - Definition of Terms
  Link   WQA Glossary of Terms
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a non-profit international trade organization. Its definition of terms gives an extensive list of mainly physical, biological and chemical expressions.
  Link   Water Words Dictionary
The Water Words Dictionary is maintained by the Nevada Division of Water Resources of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It provides a very extensive list of terms including physical, biological, biogeochemical and human components
  Link   Water Words Glossary
The Water Words Glossary is provided by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). The lexicon covers a very broad list of physical as well as social terms. Quotes the Water Words Dictionary as its most important reference.
  Link   WFD Glossary
This Information Note provides a glossary of terms commonly used in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the water environment with a focus on hydrological terms.
  Link   World Commission on Dams -- Report Annex
The World Commission on Dams has been set up with support from the World Bank and the IUCN - The World Conservation Union. The annex of the WCD Report includes a glossary of dam related terms derived from various categories.
  Link   York Watershed Council
Relatively broad list of commonly used terms, phrases and acronyms but with an explicit focus on the Soil and Water Conservation Initiative's (SWCD) aim to Reduce Nutrients Entering Chesapeake Bay.
  Link   Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (CA) Concepts and Terminology
Glossary set up by the CA with the main focus on water, food and environment as well as the corresponding social aspects and environmental policy measures.
  Link   Aquatic Biodiversity Glossary
Aquatic Biodiversity Glossary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). Focuses on biological indicators of watershed health and related terms.
  Link   America's WETLAND: Glossary
America's WETLAND Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana. Public awareness initiative. The America's WETLAND Foundation is raising awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss and increase support for efforts to conserve and save coastal Louisiana
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