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Headwaters magazineRead feature articles on the 2002 drought below or view the magazine online by flipping through or downloading the issue.

Letter from the President

Welcome, readers, to this inaugural issue of Headwaters magazine published by the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. I certainly hope you enjoy it.

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Estimated Water Use in the United States 2000

Every five years the U.S. Geological Survey publishes a report summarizing how much water is withdrawn from our nation's rivers and groundwater aquifers for drinking water, irrigation, industry and other purposes. The 2000 report is scheduled for release this October.

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EPA Funds Available to Support Public Awareness on Water Efficiency

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Assistant Administrator for Water, G. Tracy Mehan, III, recently announced that the Agency is planning a national program to promote water-efficient products to consumers. Water use has gained national attention with more than 36 states expecting to experience water shortages over the next ten years even without drought conditions. A total of $400,000 has been made available in the 2003 Budget to support the program.

Read more: EPA Funds Available to Support Public Awareness on Water Efficiency

Algae May be First Alert to Water Supply Attack

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Researchers from the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory may have found a way to use algae to protect America's water supplies from accidental contamination or terrorist attack.

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World Water Monitoring Day: October 18, 2003

In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Clean Water Act, America's Clean Water Foundation and the International Water Association are promoting World Water Monitoring Day.

Read more: World Water Monitoring Day: October 18, 2003

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