Recreational Water Safety Resources

Recreational water is a broad topic that touches many different agencies. The resources provided below include materials from colleagues at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

Educational Resources

Wisconsin Water Topics - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Healthy Swimming and Recreational Water - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Recreational Waters - World Health Organization

Recreational Water Criteria - Environmental Protection Agency

Other Resources

Maine's Healthy Beaches - a partnership between the University of Maine Cooperative Extension/Sea Grant, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and local municipalities. Provides information on healthy beach practices and the science around recreational water safety.

Wisconsin Local Health Departments

Environmental Health Homepage


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The development of this webpage was supported in part by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative


Last Revised: September 2, 2016