Water Discussion Lists
Provided by Wil Burns, Director of Communications
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security

1. Dialog-Agua-L

  • List focus: The purpose of this mail discussion list is to provide the Inter-American Dialogue on Water Management (IADWM) and its Inter-American Water Resources Network (IWRN) with the means to share water information technology, and expertise among the countries of the Western Hemisphere (via the Internet).
  • Comments: Low volume list, focus is on tropical and sub-tropical water ecosystems, with most of the messages and audience being water management professionals.
  • Subscription Information:

1. Send a message to mailserv@acc.fau.edu;
2. Leave the subject line blank
3. In the body of the message, type: SUB DIALOG-AGUA-L "firstname lastname."

2. Middle East Water (MEH2O)

  • List focus: MEH2O-L is an electronic mail discussion group for information and research relating to water in the Middle East, administered by the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

o Limnology
o Oceanography
o Marine Biotechnology
o Aquaculture (marine and freshwater)
o Conservation
o Reclamation
o Ecological Aspects
o Shared Resource Management

3. Water Forum

  • List focus: WaterForum is a free and open forum for discussion of surface water and groundwater resources issues; including drinking water, wetlands, wastewater, irrigation, recreational use, fisheries and wildlife use, aquaculture, coastal studies and oceanography, environmental and public health issues, contamination, computer modelling, and any other relevant water resources topics.
  • Comments: With over 2000 enthusiastic members, this is a very high volume list, though one can also modify one's subscription to receive a weekly digest of messages, at: http://www.egroups.com/group/waterforum
  • Subscription information:

1. Send a message to: waterforum-subscribe@egroups.com;
2. Leave the subject line and body blank.

4. Water Online

  • List focus: Information sharing among water professionals in California.
  • Comments: Low volume list.
  • Subscription information: Send a message to:

1. Send a message to: listproc@ucdavis.edu;
2. Leave the subject line blank;
3. In the body of the message type: subscribe Water-On-Line

5. WaterTalk

  • List focus: The list seeks to "foster communication and discussion regarding Texas water issues;"
  • Comments: Low volume list, with an even mix of water management and policy messages;
  • Subscription information: To obtain subscription information, send a message to: watertalk-request@twri.tamu.edu. Leave the subject line and body of the message blank.

6. Water Web

  • List focus: WaterWeb is a list dedicated to the discussion of issues pertaining to water information and the Internet. This list grew out of the first Water Information Summit held in 1998. The WaterWeb list is an activity of the WaterWeb Consortium, which hosts the Water Information Summit each fall.
  • Comments: While the list's focus is on the use of Internet in promulgating information about water, there's lots of valuable policy discussion also.
  • Subscription information: This is a closed list; anyone interested in participating may contact the list manager, Faye Anderson, at fayeand@siu.edu

7. WaterWiser

  • List focus: A conflation of science, policy and water management issues, with an emphasis on water conservation measures.
  • Comments: Medium volume list.
  • Subscription information:

1. Send a message to: listserv@listserv.waterwiser.org;
2. Leave the subject line blank;
3. In the body, type: subscribe waterwiserlist and your email address.