PANNA: Resource Pointer #188


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #188

November 25, 1998

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Tapping into Watersheds Conference, Marin Headlands Institute, December 11-12, 1998.* California conference on how to protect drinking water, public health and the environment. Find out how to use state and federal tools, including recent changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act, to expand public right to know. Learn about sources of water contamination, ways in which you can protect watersheds from degradation and expand public health protection. $20 tuition, including meals, $20 on-site lodging. For more information, contact Clean Water Action, 944 Market St., Suite 5000, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone (415) 362-3040; email youngm@cleanwater.org.

*Sampling for Pesticide Residues in California Well Water: 1997 Update of the Well Water Inventory Database, August 1998.* California Environmental Protection Agency. Compiles data from well water and ground water sampling taken from agencies and individuals throughout the state. Samples from 2,508 wells in 48 counties for 165 pesticide active ingredients and breakdown products. Data does not comprise a complete survey of ground water quality throughout the state nor does it represent sampling for all pesticides. 92 pp. For cost and ordering information, contact California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), Environmental Monitoring and Pest Management Branch, 830 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814-3510; phone (916) 324-4100; web site: www.cdpr.ca.gov.

*Farming Salmon: A Briefing Book, 1997.* Michael L. Weber. Overview of salmon farming including some of the associated impacts on the environment such as pesticide and chemical use, waste, and effects on wildlife. Looks at sustainable ways to manage aquaculture, more specifically, salmon farming. Includes appendix with profiles on top salmon producing nations in the world as well as related internet resources. 35 pp. For cost and ordering information, contact Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD), P.O. Box 29361, San Francisco, CA 94129; phone (415) 561-6575; email cbgd@cbgd.org.

*Water: What are our rights to it?, 1998.* Rajut Chaudhuri. Focuses on water issues in India, examining drinking water quality, international drinking water rights guidelines and Indian national laws. Outlines court cases which strengthen argument for Indians' rights to clean water supply as well as relevant municipal acts under Indian law. 34 pp. For cost and ordering information, contact Consumer Trust and Unity Society/Safety Watch, 3-B Camac St., Calcutta 700 016 India; phone (91 33) 29 7391; fax (91 33) 29 7665; email CUTSCAL@CAL.VSNL.NET.IN; web site: www.cuts.org.

*Occurrence of Nitrates and Pesticides in Ground Water Beneath Three Agricultural Land-Use Settings in the Eastern San Joaquin Valley, California, 1993-1995.* Karen Burrow et al. Presents survey data from 60 domestic wells in vineyard, almond and a crop grouping of corn, alfalfa and vegetable land-use settings. Further examines data from National Water Quality Assessment Program groundwater studies, looking at nitrates and pesticides from the following groups: amids, carbamates, chlorophenoxyl herbicides, dinitoanilines, organochlorines, organophosphates, pyrethroids, triazine herbicides, uracils and ureas. Examines sources of these chemicals and contributing factors to their presence in ground water. 51 pp. US$7.50. To order, contact U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Information Services, Box 25286, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225; phone (303) 202-4200; fax (303) 202-4693; web site: mapping.usgs.gov/esic/.

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