Citizen scientists are busy spreading the word about FreshWater Watch.

Read more about their activities below. If you have recently given a presentation, please log in to let us know.

Whisby Wildlife Rangers

every month my son (who does the water testing with me) goes to the Whisby Wildlife Rangers group. Last session we were pond dipping at the lake. We took lots of out-of-date testing kits with us and Tomas taught everyone how to complete the water testing. They had to fill in the record sheet, collect the water, use the Secchi tube and test for phosphates and nitrates. He taught everyone in small groups so they could all have a go. he got more confident as the day went on and everyone learned something new.

People Power: Citizen Science and SDG 6 - In Support of its Application to Monitor for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Citizen Science & SDG 6

Brook clean up

Discussed brook clean up, what we did and what we found.

Volunteering and advantages

A little speech about my volunteering in Fresh Watch in 2010's
  • Student were enjoying the event to collect and measure at Lam Tsuen River.
  • Student were measured by using N and P kits at Shing Mun River.
  • Student were measured the turbidity by using Secchi Tube at Mui Tsz Lam Stream.
  • Student were collecting water at Kwun Tong Nullah.
  • N and P results at Lam Tsuen River.
  • Student were measured by using N and P kits at Lam Tsuen River.

HK Student Collecting River Sample in FreshWater Watch Project

Freshwater Watch is a global citizen science project developed by EarthWatch Institute. The aims are to probe the world’s freshwater ecosystem, and to increase the interest protecting the environment. Most importantly, this project is matched STEM education in 2015 Policy Address by Hong Kong Government, which is renewed and enriched the curricula and learning activities by EDB with teachers and student in Hong Kong.

Citizen scientists – a new opportunity to support environmental research and management

I talked about FreshWater Watch and the activities of our local group of volunteers at the "Scientific Assembly" of the Accademia dei Fisiocritici of Siena, June 19th, 2017.

Citizen Scientists protecting our lakes, rivers and seas and fighting plastic pollution

I presented the activities of our POSEIDOMM project within FreshWater Watch initiative at the BRIGHT2017 - EU Researcher's Night in Siena, Italy. At the European corner in the palace of the Rectorate in the University of Siena, from 4 pm to 8 pm we were there showing videos, poster, and the sampling kits + strategy. We managed to recruit a few possible future FreshWater Watchers!


Report of 1 year of sampling: Citizen Observatory for Aquatic Ecosystems Monitoring

July 24, 2017: Meeting to discuss data and latest results of the first year of monitoring with the citizen scientists of the POSEIDOMM project. Outlook on the future of the project within FreshWater Watch Research. Location: Townhall of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy, presenced by the counselor of Environmental affairs.



Summer School for Teachers

Within the framework of the National Summer School for Teachers, held in Siena between July 17 and 21, and organized by the University of Siena, Italy, with the title "Sciences for Sustainability - Sustainability for Sciences", we have presented FreshWater Watch programme (morning) and macro-litter removal from the shores of sampling sites in POSEIDOMM project (Florence, Italy). In the afternoon, we have introduced the web platform, the sampling, the research quiz, the user portal and the results to the teachers attending the summer school.