Waters & Oceans Worldwide

Waters & Oceans Worldwide provides indexing and abstracts covering all aspects of water research and treatment. Produced by NISC South Africa, it combines several bibliographic databases from around the world.

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At a Glance

Content Includes

  • More than 2 million citations and abstracts
  • Coverage dating back to the 1970s

Subjects Include

  • Water supply
  • Water treatment
  • Water quality
  • Sanitation
  • Health
  • Irrigation
  • Drainage
  • Groundwater and hydrology
  • Habitat and ecology management
  • Environmental impacts
  • Oceanography
  • Marine geology
  • Pollution
  • Coastal and estuarine studies
  • Climatology and climate change
  • Hydroelectric powe
  • Dam construction and related civil and water engineering issues
  • Desalination
  • Mining
  • And much more

Offering Content From a Variety of Rich Resources

Waters & Oceans Worldwide is an essential resource for water research, engineering and oceanography institutes and those involved in water supply, storage and treatment. It provides abstracts and citations to journal articles, research reports, conference proceedings, grey literature, theses, books, monographs and more. 

Major water resource databases in this collection include WATERLIT, Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) Database, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Database, AQUAREF, ACQUIRE and DELFT HYDRO


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