World Water Monitoring Challenge™ is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.
In 2012, approximately 250,000 visits were made by participants to monitoring sites in 66 countries. We challenge you to test the quality of your waterways, share your findings, and protect our most precious resource!
As part of the annual Uruguay Science Week, the Club de Ciencias Bénticos organized a day of monitoring at the Miguelete stream with sixth-grade students from primary schools No. 323 and No. 21. They measured water temperature, turbidity, pH, and DO. They also collected macroinvertebrates and examined a few under the microscope. Read More
WWMC: What drew you to the program—why did you want to get involved?AT: I moved from a city to a village school nine years ago and promised to help my new students become aware of the world they live in so that they could become as [knowledgeable] as their colleagues from city schools. I could do this by getting them involved in international projects. Read More
Want to see photos of water monitoring all over the world? Click here to see our photo gallery. If you want to share photos of your monitoring event, submit a blog post and include your photos!
If WWMC developed an app for mobile data entry, would you use it?