11 year old citizen scientist wins prestigious award in Canada

Since FreshWater Watch started in 2012, other examples of citizen scientists taking on water quality monitoring have been springing up worldwide.

Citizen science leaves no-one behind

Hello! My name is Isabel ("Izzy") and I have just started working at Earthwatch as the new Freshwater Research Manager. Over the last month, I have been slowly and quietly learning about all of the fascinating and valuable work that FreshWater Watchers have been doing across the world. I can't wait to get stuck in to some of the data - there is so much that we can learn from it. Watch this space!

Education team delivers FreshWater Watch at Walthamstow Wetlands – the largest urban wetland nature reserve in Europe

Earthwatch’s education team were recently invited to Walthamstow Wetlands - Europe’s biggest urban wetland nature reserve to deliver citizen science training to London Wildlife Trust volunteers and educators as part of a Discover Earth Hub Day.

A MONOCLE view of water quality monitoring

During August, the international research team of the MONOCLE project gathered around Loch Leven in Kinross, Scotland for their first field campaign. MONOCLE (Multiscale Observation Networks for Optical Monitoring of Coastal waters, Lakes and Estuaries), led by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, is developing water quality observation solutions using a combination of satellites, buoys, ships, drones and hand-held devices.  Field instruments were tested throughout the week alongside citizen science techniques, including FreshWater Watch.


You've helped us collect the 20,000th water quality records in Earthwatch’s effort to improve the health of our rivers and lakes!

Over 10,000 enthusiastic volunteers and scientists measured more than 3,000 lakes, streams, ponds and wetlands gathering data to support local and regional partnerships between scientists, businesses, environmental agencies, decision makers, NGOs and citizens.