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Websites pertaining to water treatment, heating and cooling, water quality, water analysis and environmental stewardship in water management:

Professional Organizations

Cooling Technology Institute (CTI)
Advocates and promotes the responsible use of Evaporative Heat Transfer Systems (EHTS) for the benefit of the public by education, research, standards development, government relations and exchange of technical information.
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Devoted to the advancement of the arts and sciences of HVAC&R for the benefit of society, through education and training and committed to honesty in the practice of our profession as embodied in the ASHRAE Code of Ethics.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences.
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
An international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.
Association of Water Technologies (AWT)
Dedicated to serving its member firms by providing training, certification, networking, regulatory and public awareness programs which advance knowledge, preserve natural resources, and promote the growth and development of the association’s member firms.
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
Protecting people, equipment and environment from the effects of corrosion.
Water Environment Federation (WEF)
A not-for-profit, educational and technical organization with a strong history and reputation as a definitive resource in water quality.
Water Quality Association (WQA)
A not-for-profit international trade association representing the household, commercial, industrial, and small community water treatment industry. WQA is an information resource, a voice for the industry, an educator for professionals, a laboratory for product testing, and a communicator to the public.


Water Conditioning and Purification Online
Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine, since 1959, has provided information on water quality, filtration and disinfection, covering water treatment for home, business, C/I and small systems including well water, bottled water and water vending.
Plant Engineering
For the people who operate and maintain industrial plants: It bridges the information gap between engineering education and practical application.
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater
Now in its 21st edition, this is THE technical authority on analysis of water for chemical, biological and sensory characteristics. Developed and published jointly by the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF).
Water World Magazine (plus Industrial WaterWorld and Water & Wastewater International)
An online news and technology source serving engineers, managers, and consultants in the water/wastewater industry worldwide. This online resource provides daily international business and industry-related news, current issue articles, and access to years of searchable editorial archives. WaterWorld Magazine is dedicated to delivering up-to-date information on technology, products and trends in the water and wastewater industry.
Water Online
A leading industry online sourcing service and bi-weekly e-newsletter, focused on the industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, drinking water purification, stormwater management, valve, pipe and flow control markets since 1995.
A comprehensive water industry catalogue indexed by product or service, an alphabetical listing of water contractors and suppliers, as well as the latest water technology product news and press releases.
Water Tech Online
Latest industry news, article archives, bookstore, buyer’s guide and other resources.

Building \ Facilities Management

Whole Building Design Guide
A gateway to up-to-date information on integrated whole building design techniques and technologies.
HPAC Engineering
Heating, Piping and Air Conditioning Engineering is a forum for peer-to-peer communication among engineering professionals in the buildings and construction industries and provides a large library of content, with all of feature articles dating back to 1992 available in high-quality PDF format.
Facility Manager’s Guide to Water Management
This comprehensive 120-page guide covers a broad spectrum of water-management issues, from plumbing fixtures to cooling towers to landscaping with step-by-step advice, implementation steps, worksheets, forms, checklists, and diagrams.
A free, web-based resource to help companies of all sizes and sectors understand and address building design, construction, and operation in a way that aligns environmental responsibility with business success. Our mission is to provide hands-on tools, action steps, and other resources companies can use to understand the underlying issues, and to promote positive, cost-effective practices that improve buildings' environmental performance while simultaneously reducing costs and negative health impacts.
A host of resources, technologies and products to help building engineers and managers run their facilities more efficiently.

Industrial Water Management

Meeting the environmental concerns for air, water and waste with news, articles and buyer’s guides.
Process Cooling & Equipment
Resources for engineers who specify cooling equipment, components and materials.
Process Heating
For manufacturing engineers who use heat processing equipment, components, materials and supplies.