Indicators 1-30 of 41 indicators that match your search criteria:
 
Rank
Indicator
9
Acres of natural and restored wetlands
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Department of Natural Resources
 
Keywords: conservation, ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use, natural, open space, restoration, runoff, water quality, watershed, wetlands, zoning
 
 
9
Water use per capita
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Alberta Department of Environmental Protection
 
South Puget Sound - Sustainable Community Roundtable
Public Works Departments, Cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater
 
City of Richmond
Greater Vancouver Water District
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
City of Toronto, Department of Public Works and the Environment
 
Keywords: consumption, resource use, water
 
 
9
Water level in aquifer wells
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: aquifer, environment, groundwater, resource consumption, resource use, resources, water, wells
 
 
9
Residential water consumption
 
Comment: Does not include: unknown percentage of population relying on private wells; approximately 20% of county population served by other water systems. Does not reflect summer /winter consumption variation or increase due to increased population.
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Seattle Water Department
 
Keywords: residential, resource use, water
 
 
9
Commerical water consumption
 
Used by:
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Data source:
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Works Department
 
Keywords: commercial, resource use, water
 
 
9
Percentage of estuarine areas not suitable for shellfish harvesting
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Marine Resources, Public Health
 
Keywords: environment, food, health, shellfish, surface water, toxics, water, water pollution
 
 
9
Gallons of water used daily per person
 
Used by:
City of Pasadena
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: consumption, resource use, resources, water
 
 
9
Water resource depletion rates
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Alberta Department of Environmental Protection
 
Keywords: resource use, resources, water
 
 
9
Reduce potable water use 20 percent
 
Used by:
City of Santa Monica
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: drinking water, resource use, water
 
 
9
Total water consumption
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Region of Hamilton-Wentworth, Finance Department, Utility Billing Section
 
Minnesota Planning
MN Department of Natural Resources; US Geological Survey
 
Keywords: resource use, water
 
 
9
Water demand and supply
 
Used by:
Sustainable Community Initiative - City of Austin
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Interagency Working Group on Sustainable Development Indicators (IWGSDI)
US Geological Survey, US Department of Interior
 
Keywords: availability, resource use, water
 
 
9
Water consumption versus total annual precipitation
 
Used by:
City of Richmond
Data source:
Greater Vancouver Water District
 
Keywords: availability, natural resources, resource use, water
 
 
8
Biodiversity - amphibian
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Puget Sound Wetlands and Stormwater Research Program
 
Keywords: biodiversity, diversity, environment, habitat, land use, species, surface water
 
 
8
Commercial salmon catch in watershed
 
Used by:
Willapa Alliance
Data source:
WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
 
Keywords: commercial, economy, environment, fish, resources, salmon, water, watershed
 
 
8
Quality of river water entering country / quality leaving country
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: environment, rivers, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Monitored wells showing groundwater contamination
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
To be determined
 
Keywords: environment, groundwater, hazardous waste, health, pollution, quality, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Number of days all beaches are open for swimmming
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Region of Hamilton-Wentworth, Department of Public Health Services
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
City of Toronto, Department of Public Health
 
Keywords: beaches, environment, health, ocean, pollution, recreation, surface water, swimming, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Percent of streams you can drink from
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: drinking water, environment, streams, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Fishable and swimmable river miles and lake acres
 
Comment: Number of chemicals monitored is limited.
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
The MN Pollution Control Agency
 
Keywords: environment, health, lakes, recreation, rivers, surface water, swimming, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Manufacturing workers per pound of toxic chemicals released into the water
 
Comment: Changes may reflect changes in reporting requirements and methods. Also, toxic chemicals degrade the environment regardless of employment levels.
 
Used by:
Pierce County
Data source:
WA Employment Security Department; WA Department of Ecology
 
Keywords: employment, hazardous material, jobs, manufacturing, resource use, toxics, water
 
 
7
Percent reduction in wastewater flows
 
Used by:
City of Santa Monica
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: resource use, waste water, water
 
 
6
Fecal coliform count in surface water
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Water Quality Monitoring Section
 
Willapa Alliance
Unspecified
 
Keywords: environment, fecal coliform, pollution, septic, sewage, surface water, waste water, water, water pollution, water quality, water treatment
 
 
6
Acres of closed shellfish beds
 
Used by:
South Puget Sound - Sustainable Community Roundtable
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: consumption, economy, environment, fish, food, population, resources, shellfish, water, water quality
 
 
6
Oyster Condition Index
 
Used by:
Willapa Alliance
Data source:
WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
 
Keywords: economy, environment, fish, food, habitat, pollution, water, water quality
 
 
6
Miles of rivers not suitable for fishing due to dioxin
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land and Water Quality
 
Keywords: dioxin, environment, fish, rivers, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
6
Percentage area of lakes fully suitable for swimming
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land and Water Quality
 
Keywords: environment, lakes, recreation, surface water, swimming, water, water pollution
 
 
6
Index of watershed naturalness
 
Used by:
British Columbia - Commission on Resources and Environment
Data source:
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Hydrology Branch
 
Keywords: ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use, natural, open space, urbanization, water, watershed
 
 
6
Bernie Fowler's Sneaker Index - water clarity
 
Comment: Chest depth for Bernie Fowler is about 1.5 or 1.6 meters. The index measures plankton blooms and suspended sediment.
 
Used by:
United States EPA Region 3 - Chesapeake Bay Program Office
Data source:
Senator C. Bernard Fowler and US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
 
Keywords: ecosystem, environment, habitat, pollution, surface water, water, water quality
 
 
6
Tailed frog population
 
Used by:
Missoula City-County Health Department
Data source:
USDA Forest Service, Lolo National Forest
 
Keywords: biodiversity, environment, frogs, pollution, streams, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
5
Amount of road salt used on rural regional roads
 
Comment: Weather considerations influence salt use.
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Region of Hamilton Wentworth, Transportation Department
 
Keywords: agriculture, cropland, environment, farm, roads, rural, salt, soil, surface water