Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Today is World Water Monitorning Day

World Water Monitoring Day was established in 2003 by America's Clean Water Foundation as a global educational outreach program that aims to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources.

On Sept. 18, thousands of people around the world will get their hands wet testing the condition of their local water bodies in observance of World Water Monitoring Day. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) urge individuals and organizations worldwide to participate and help raise awareness of the importance of water quality.

In 2011, approximately 340,000 people in 80 countries monitored their local waterways. The World Water Monitoring Day is challenging us to test the quality of your waterways, share your findings, and protect our most precious resource World Water Monitoring Day takes place each year as a component of the broader World

Getting involved is easy. Program participants use a simple, low-cost monitoring kit to learn about some of the most common indicators of watershed health. Then they log their results in an online database and share their stories with others around the world through the program website. Citizens are invited to “take the Challenge” anytime from March 22 until December 31.

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