An international outreach program that increase public awareness in water monitoring and also protecting water resources around the world.
How it work?
People who volunteers on World Water
Monitoring Day, will each get a pre-built
testing kit to collect local data on four
markers of water quality—temperature,
turbidity, dissolved oxygen levels and acidity.
This method of just people around the world is
call citizen science.
Then Scientists use this information to
develop a better sense of local water quality
and inform research on ecological and public
What is the purpose of this?
It help scientists to get the data more efficiently since it's challenging to collect, due to the sheer size.
This data also let scientists understand how major
changes to an environment—like Hurricane Harvey in
2017—alter water quality, and how long it takes for an
environment to return to normal after a catastrophic
event. These information give us a head up on particular
event, so we can prepare for it.