WORLD WATER MONITORING DAY, what's that you ask? It’s fun, easy and important! Each year since 2002, on October 18, monitoring volunteers celebrate the conclusion of a month-long effort designed to collect data and educate people about water monitoring while involving them in personal stewardship of their local water resources.
From September 18 through October 18 you can join with people from all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities throughout the world who are willing to invest in the protection of their community waterways.
The steps are simple:
- First, register yourself and your monitoring site(s) on the World Water Monitoring Day website (www.worldwatermonitoringday.org).
- Next, prepare your monitoring equipment. You may use your own equipment or purchase a World Water Monitoring Day test kit.
- Then, monitor your local waterbody anytime between September 18 and October 18. With the Wold Water Monitoring Day kits you can assess dissolved oxygen (D.O.), pH, temperature and water clarity.
- Finally, report your data. Simply go to: http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/sitereg/database.html and enter the results of your monitoring anytime from September18 to December 18. This is a very important step as you contribute to an international database that will be used to further understanding about the world’s water resources.
World Water Monitoring Day is coordinated bythe Water Environment Federation along with its global partner, the International Water Association (www.iwahq.org.uk).
Plan now to be part of this important international water education event.
For a complete listing of other sponsors and partners, as well as resources and information relating to this annual event, visit www.worldwatermonitoringday.org.
Tuesday, 27-Nov-2012 10:14:00 CST