Water: Recovery Potential
Recovery Literature Database
This citations database was developed by the EPA Office of Water as a technical assistance tool for state and other water quality programs. It houses a cumulative collection of scientific and sociological literature citations that contain information about factors that may influence restoration success. These papers show relationships between specific water or watershed characteristics (including social context as well as environmental factors) and their effects on restorability. All are key-worded using a short list of restoration and recovery concepts, and many are annotated.
The database is a zipped, downloadable file in MS Access 2003 format. Because opening MS Access online is not supported on EPA websites, you must download this file and use it locally. The database can be searched by watershed topic, key word, author, partial article title, or journal name. Instructions and a citations data entry form are built into the file.
Note that this database is open, enabling you to add new references or key words to your own copy if desired. If you would like to contribute additional technical papers or citations to this online version, please contact us.
Restoration and recovery literature database (2.09MB, zipped MS Access file)