The environmental area is extremely broad.  There are a number of good sources depending upon what area you are working in.

Some typical web sites which you can locate from a Google or other search engine include:

 

  • EPA's website www.epa.gov - Very broad and good research links, US regulations, air pollution and water, drinking water, hazardous wastes, and much much more.
  • State of New York  www.nyserda.org - Go to the research links on energy conservation.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers www.usace.army.mil
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Internet Publishing Group: www.usace.army.mil/publications/
  • USACE Construction Engineering Research Laboratory www.cecer.army.mil/
  • Waterways Experiment Station  www.wes.army.mil/
  • The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta www.cdc.gov/ (ASTR which links from CDC)
  • ATSDR www.atsdr.cdc.gov/atsdrhome.html 
  • National Park Service's Environmental Encyclopedia which provides more information than
    one can effectively use about properties of specific chemicals: http://www.nature.nps.gov/hazardssafety/toxic/index.cfm
  • Water Environment Federation - You can access their publications at www.wef.org if you are a member
  • AWMA - This is also a member site but deals with more air pollution and hazardous waste issues www.awma.org
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - This is a very good source for biological. www.asce.org
  • Material Safety Data Sheets - Helpful source you can find at http://msds.ehs.cornell.edu/
  • AIChE also has an research service available to members. The groups one might wish to subscribe to depending upon their interests include: Sewer List, waterfourm, groundwater forum, watercom.
  • If your Spanish is good enough you can get on Salud_Ambiental and a host of others.
  • If you are looking for specific information on equipment, look at the Putnam Publishing information, and at Thomas Register for many other manufacturers. Once you have identified specific information, you can go to the web site.

Dave Russell