Water Resources Abstracts on CD-ROM

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Water Resources Abstracts On CD-ROM

National Information Services Corporation, a publisher of U.S. Government databases on CD-ROM, has announced the availability of a 200,000 citation database of water research data. Prior to this release, the database was available only online, under the name "Water Resrouces Abstracts." The SWRA database is compiled by the Water Resources Scientific Information Center (WARSIC) of the United States Geological survey (USGS).

The database of over 350 megabytes is a vast, international collection of abstracts about water research from 1967 to the present. Information sources include all the major and significant water-related journals and publications worldwide. The data covers water-related aspects for the life, physical, and social sciences, related engineering and legal aspects of the characteristics, supply condition, conservation, control, use and management of water resources.

"Anyone concerned with water issues and trends in any country should take note of this valuable research tool," said W. Frederick Durr, President and CEO of NISC. "Whether you're interested in the domestic issues of midwest droughts, southeast floods, oil spills on the Monongahela River, or the toxicity of the Great Lakes; or the global concerns of groundwater pollution, acid rain, grey snow, and beach trash; or your're curious about Himalayan glaciers, water desalinizations in Saudi Arabia, or the channel depths of South America--this database has it all and more. …

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