Sources of Information in Water Resources

Daene McKinney
University of Texas at Austin

Acknowledgement: The original version of this list was prepared by Robert L. Willis of Humboldt State University and distributed in mimeograph form to his students in 1979.


Internet Resources

USA Today Hydrology Page

Water Librarians Home Page

US Government Links

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)





US Code 42-19B: Water Resources Planning

Prisident's Commission to Study Capital Budgeting 1998 Staff Paper

Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources

US Army Corps of Engineers


USGS Water Resources Information

USGS Water Resources Information in Texas


US Natural Resources Conservation Service

Northwest Power Planning Council

US National Weather Service



State Government Pages


California Water Rights


State Water Plans

Arkansas -

California -

Hawaii -

Idaho -

Kansas -

Missouri -

Nevada - planning/wat-plan/con-main.htm

New Mexico -

Pennsylvania -

South Dakota -

Texas -

Utah -

Wyoming -

Texas Stuff

Rio Grande Water Law

Texas River Basin Authorities










EAA (Edwards Aquifer Authority)

Great Government Links

Texas Water Development Board

Texas Water Plan

Texas Senate Bill 1 (SB 1)

Texas Water Code

Texas Water Law

Texas Statutes


TNRCC Water Rights Permits

Texas Water Rights

Water Law in a Nut Shell

Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)

Various NGO Links

Universities Water Information Network

Resources for the Future

US National Report to IUGG on Contributions in Hydrology

Mathematical Programming Links

Mathematical Programming Glossary

Cooperation & Conflict about Water

Jerome Delli Prescoli, International Conflicts Related to Transboundary Water

Some University Links

Colorado State University

PNNL Universities List

Woodrow Wilson Center - Environmental Change Program

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Library of Congress Classification

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Periodicals and Serials

·       or try THIS ONE (outside UT Austin)

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Selected Books


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Water Resources Planning and Management

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Global, Transboundary and International Water Resources

·       Allen, J. A., The Middle East Water Question: Hydropolitics and the Global Economy, St. Martins Press, New York, 2001.

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Environmental Security

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Systems Analysis

·                Au, T., Introduction to Systems Engineering, Deterministic Models, Addison-Wesley, 1973.

·                de Neufville, R., Applied Systems Analysis - Engineering Planning and Technology Management, Mc-Graw-Hill, 1990.

·                Jewell, T.K., A Systems Approach to Civil Engineering Planning and Design, Harper and Row, 1986.

·                Meredith, D.D., K.W. Wong, R.W. Woodhead and R.H. Wortman, Design and Planning of Engineering Systems, Prentice Hall, 1973.

·                Stark, R.M. and R.L. Nicholls, Mathematical Foundations for Design: Civil Engineering Systems, Mc-Graw Hill, 1972.

Mathematical Programming and Optimization

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Environmental Economics

Engineering Economics

Water Resources Economics

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Theory of Flow and Transport in Porous Media

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Numerical Methods for Flow and Transport in Porous Media

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General Computation and Numerical Analysis

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Finite Element and Finite Difference Methods

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Glaciers and Glaciology


Mountain glacier global mass balance dataset, see the following selected publications and references therein:

  • Braithwaite, R.J. 2002. Glacier mass balance: the first 50 years of international monitoring. Progr. Phys. Geogr., 26 (1), 76-95.
  • Cogley, J.G. and W.P. Adams. 1998. Mass balance of glaciers other than the ice sheets. J. Glaciol., 44 (147), 315-325.
  • Dyurgerov, M.B. 2002. Glacier mass balance and regime: data of measurements and analysis. Boulder, CO, University of Colorado, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. INSTAAR Occasional Paper 55.
  • Dyurgerov, M.B. and M.F. Meier. 2005. Glaciers and the changing Earth system: a 2004 snapshot. Boulder, CO, University of Colorado, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. INSTAAR Occasional Paper 58.
  • Kaser, G., Cogley, J.G., Dyurgerov, M.B., Meier, M.F. and A. Ohmura. 2006. Mass balance of glaciers and ice caps: consensus estimates for 1961-2004. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33 (19), L19501.
  • Meier, M.F., Dyurgerov, M.B., Rick, U.K., O'Neel, S., Pfeffer, W.T., Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P. and A.F. Glazovsky. 2007. Glaciers dominate eustatic sea-level rise in the 21st century. Science, 317 (5841): 1064-1067.
  • Ohmura, A. 2006. Changes in mountain glaciers and ice caps during the 20th century. Ann. Glaciol., 43, 361-368.
  • WGMS. 2008. Global Glacier Changes: facts and figures. Zemp, M., Roer, I., Kääb, A., Hoelzle, M., Paul, F. and W. Haeberli (eds.), UNEP, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich, Switzerland: 88 pp.
  • WGMS. 2011. Glacier Mass Balance Bulletin No. 11 (2008-2009). Zemp, M., Nussbaumer, S.U., Gärtner-Roer, I., Hoelzle, M., Paul, F. and Haeberli, W. (eds.), ICSU (WDS) / IUGG (IACS) / UNEP / UNESCO / WMO, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich, Switzerland: 102 pp.
  • WGMS. 2012. Fluctuations of Glaciers 2005-2010 (Vol. X): Zemp, M., Frey, H., Gärtner-Roer, I., Nussbaumer, S.U., Hoelzle, M., Paul, F. & W. Haeberli (eds.), ICSU (WDS)/ IUGG (IACS)/ UNEP/ UNESCO/ WMO, World Glacier Monitorings Service, Zurich, Switzerland. Based on database version doi: 10.5904/wgms-fog-2012-11.
  • Zemp, M., Hoelzle, M. and W. Haeberli. 2009. Six decades of glacier mass balance observations - a review of the worldwide monitoring network. Annals of Glaciology, 50A018.



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