They walk among us: The rise of citizen science

Earthwatch’s Global Freshwater Research Manager, and Lead FreshWater Watch Researcher, Professor Steven Loiselle features in the international science journal ‘environmental SCIENTIST ‘. 

Citizen science: great investment for scientists and agencies

FreshWater Watch research shows that citizen scientists can provide a high return on the investment made in training and feedback. 

FreshWater Watchers detect eutrophic conditions across the Americas

Study of FreshWater Watch water quality data from 150 streams in North and South America find nutrient levels exceeding threshold for eutrophication in 86%. These were associated to catchment and local scale conditions observed and recorded by citizen scientists in the FreshWater Watch.

  • Ian and Tracy in the studio

FreshWater Watch Rules the Radio Waves

The subject of fresh water dominated the airwaves as radio stations spoke to Earthwatch’s Dr Ian Thornhill and primary school teacher Tracy Guild during a morning of dedicated interviews.
On the penultimate day of World Water Week, Ian and Tracy spoke to 18 radio stations across the UK about water pollution and educating our citizens of the future about fresh water. Interviews were aired from 1 – 7 September and reached 3,018,000 listeners.

  • Professor Loiselle speaking at World Water Week (centre)

A citizen science revolution?

At World Water Week, our lead research scientist Professor Steven Loiselle, spoke at numerous seminars to share the achievements of you, our FreshWater Watch citizen scientists, with leaders and experts in freshwater research and protection.