Water transportation -- See Shipping Here are entered general works on the transportation of persons or goods by water, as well as on the vessels used in this activity. Works confined to inland or coastal water transportation, in general, are entered under the headings Inland water transportation or Coastwise shipping. Works on water transportation on individual lakes, rivers, etc. are entered under Shipping subdivided by the name of the lake, river, etc. Works on ocean-going merchant fleets are entered under the heading Merchant marine.Works on shipping in the sense of the dispatch of goods by any means of transportation are entered under the heading Shipment of goods when relating to the activities of the shipper, or Freight and freightage when relating to those of the carrier.
Water transportation, Inland -- See Inland water transportation Works on shipping on individual lakes, rivers, etc. are entered under the heading Shipping subdivided by the name of the lake, river, etc.
Water, Underground -- See Groundwater Here are entered works on water contained in aquifers. Works on the geology of water-bearing strata are entered under Aquifers.
Water, Urban -- See Municipal water supply Here are entered general works on city, town, borough, or village water supply and, with local subdivision, works limited to the municipal water supply of regions, countries, states, etc. Works on the water supply of an individual city or town are entered under the heading Water-supply with local subdivision.
Water utilities -- See Also Water-supply Here are entered works on water resources both superficial and underground, primarily for domestic, manufacturing, or agricultural purposes. Works on physical and economic access to adequate water are entered under Water security.
--subdivision Water-supply under topical headings
Water Utilization -- See Water use Here are entered works on the various uses of water. Works on quantities of water used are entered under Water consumption.
Water works -- See Waterworks Here are entered works on the whole system of reservoirs, channels, mains and pumping and purifying equipment by which a water supply is obtained and distributed to consumers.
Waterbirds -- See Water birds Here are entered works on aquatic birds in general, including sea birds, shore birds and waterfowl. Works on swimming gamebirds such as coots, ducks and geese, are entered under Waterfowl. Scientific works on ducks, geese and swans as a family are entered under Anatidae.