World Water Monitoring Day

World Water Monitoring Day

Published on 11 February 2022
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Transcript
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World Water Monitoring Day
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September 18th
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Topic List
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What is World Water Monitoring Day?
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How does it work?
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The purpose
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What is World Water Monitoring Day?
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An international outreach program that increase public awareness in water monitoring and also protecting water resources around the world.
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How it work?
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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.
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Then Scientists use this information to develop a better sense of local water quality and inform research on ecological and public health.
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What is the purpose of this?
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It help scientists to get the data more efficiently since it's challenging to collect, due to the sheer size.
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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.
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