Fresh Water Watch

Created March 24, 2020, 11:48 a.m.
Updated March 24, 2020, 11:48 a.m.

Earthwatch created FreshWater Watch after identifying a need for a simple, accessible tool to collect missing data on water quality, enabling more scientific research to be carried out across the globe, and enabling local communities to drive changes in their local environment. FreshWater Watch is a global science-based methodology and platform for freshwater quality monitoring. FreshWater Watch enables communities, business and local governments to collect replicable, meaningful data on aquatic ecosystem health and upload data to a universal platform, where it is quality controlled and can then be accessed by anyone.  We then work in partnership with key stakeholders, including volunteer groups, governments, research organisations and local interest groups, to ensure the data is used in a meaningful way to drive real changes at a community and ecosystem level. 


FreshWater Watch connects people with freshwater ecosystems, growing awareness and understanding and bringing people together to implement solutions to freshwater pollution by motivating action to improve the health of our water bodies. It aims to do this using the latest science and research, and by encouraging the use of evidence in management strategies and policies, to ensure the best possible outcome for the ecosystem and community. 

How to participate

FreshWater Watch is open to anyone with an interest in helping to protect and investigate the world's freshwater ecosystems. We welcome collaborations with corporate partners, research institutions, schools and colleges, volunteer groups and members of the public. There are many ways to get involved - see our website to find out the opportunity most suited to you.

Needed equipment

Freshwater testing kit

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