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“All About Water!” The USGS Water Science School. US Geological Survey.

[VIDEO] “Our Thirsty World.” YouTube. National Geographic

“Water” Global RSS Feed for Water. Scientific American.

Water cycle explanation

[VIDEO] “Water Molecules- part 2.” YouTube. Canadian Museum of Nature, 2 Sept. 2011.

[VIDEO] “Water Part 1- The Water Cycle and First Civilizations.” YouTube. Real Climate News, 27 Jan. 2010.

Hester, R. E., and Roy M. Harrison, eds. Sustainable Water. Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011. Print.


“Safeguarding the Environment.” Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. Vatican City: Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Turner, Frank, SJ. "Water in Catholic Social Teaching." Ecology and Jesuits in Communication (EcoJesuit) 31 Aug. 2013.

Peppard, Christiana Z. Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2014. Print.

United Nations. International Hydrological Programme. Water and Ethics: Water and Ecology

“Defining and Defending the Right to Water and Its Minimum Core: Legal Construction and the Role of National Jurisprudence” by George S. McGraw." Loyola University Chicago International Law Review 8.2 (2011): Loyola University Chicago, Spring 2011.

Rights to Water and Sanitation. End Water Poverty. Web

“Facts and Figures.” United Nations World Water Development Report 4: Managing Water Under Uncertainty and Risk. Vol. 1. Paris: UNESCO, 2012.

[VIDEO] “Why Care About Water?” YouTube. National Geographic, 22 Mar. 2010.


Bradley, Ian C. Water: A Spiritual History. London: Continuum, 2012. Print.

Moseley, Lyndsay, ed. Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club, 2010. Print.

Schaefer, Jame. “Valuing Water with Gratitude and Restraint, A Catholic Theological Imperative.” New Theology Review 23.1 (2010): 16-26. New Theology Review Online. Catholic Theological Union, 2010.


Center for Global Environmental Education. Watershed Action website.

[VIDEO] "Clean Water Action" YouTube.

Clean Water Action.

Clear Blue Global Water Project.

Community Water Initiative.

Environmental Action.