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Government Documents on Water: Government Documents on Water

Government Documents on Water


Government Documents on Water

Water is essential for human and animal health and plays an essential role in agriculture, energy generation, and other forms of economic activity. Water pollution remains a key public policy issue and many areas of the world do not have access to clean drinking water. Because of its economic, environmental, political, legal, and even national security implications, government agencies produce numerous information resources on water.

Purdue Libraries have many government documents on water. These documents can be found in the HSSE & WALC  libraries as well as in the Undergraduate Library's HIKS Repository. Examples of Library Catalog subject headings you can use to search for government documents on water include:

Drinking Water Contamination United States
Federal aid to Water Resources Development United States
Irrigation Laws United States

Rivers United States
Water Conservation Law and Legislation United States
Water Pollution Law and Legislation United States
Water Resources Development Law and Legislation United States

The principal index for locating U.S. Government documents is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36 and its online counterpart covering 1976-present . Other useful indexes for U.S. Government documents include the Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE RF 328.73005 C76 for congressional publications, the CIS Congressional Serial Set Index 1789-1969 HSSE REF 328.73 C761c and its online version (Purdue users only), CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1789-1909 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1990, and CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1910-1932 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1996. Connect HERE for information on downloading Purdue Libraries Ebooks.


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