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WOW status
Water on the Web was funded by the National Science Foundation from 1997 to 2005.
WOW is now in a 'maintenance mode'.
We are no longer actively developing new materials, but we continue to seek opportunities to expand the site to new areas and we welcome collaborators that wish to contribute data or materials to the site.
Lake Superior
visualize the data
Data Visualization Tools – Interactive online tools that you can use to view the lake and Data Visualization Toolsriver data with a new perspective.
live data

There are no US lake sites in 2009, but you can still view data from past years, as well as live stream data from Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior, and live lake data from Lake Jyväsjärvi Finland.

  advanced techologies and real-time data in basic and water science: a national curriculum for colleges and high schools

Water on the Web (WOW) helps college and high school students understand and solve real-world environmental problems using advanced technology.

WOW is a complete package containing two sets of curricula, data from many lakes and rivers nationwide, extensive online primers, data interpretation and Geographic Information System Tools, and additional supporting materials.

Basic Science consists of individual lessons for infusion into a wide range of exisiting science cources. Water Resource Science is a two-semester water resource management curriculum for second year technical students and undergraduates in water or environmental management disciplines.


Learn more about aquatic ecology, water quality, watersheds, data collection, and data interpretation in Understanding.


See animated data; view maps, summaries, and supplemental information from lakes and rivers nationwide in Data.


WOW lessons use the aquatic environment and real lake data to explore basic science and water science concepts in Curricula.


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date last updated: Tuesday February 24 2009