Thames WaterBlitz - 19th and 20th October

The second WaterBlitz is on the 19th and 20th October and registrations are now open.

The Thames WaterBlitz is a two-day event held in spring and autumn where volunteers in the Thames Valley collect as many water quality samples as possible. The purpose is to get an overview of the water quality in lakes, ponds and streams throughout the Thames Valley.

This WaterBlitz will be the seventh such event and it is timed to coincide with the regular Thames sample run undertaken by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) as part of a long-term monitoring programme of the Thames and its tributaries. Along with data collected by CEH and data held by the Environment Agency continued Thames WaterBlitz efforts complement monitoring by providing information from areas and water body types that would otherwise not be monitored. This could be a particularly interesting WaterBlitz given the UK heatwave this summer. Click here to read what Dr Steven Loiselle has to say about the UK water crisis and the importance of water monitoring. WaterBlitzes are also a fun learning experience for any volunteer that is interested in their local environment, and would like to learn more about water quality.

For further information and results from previous Thames WaterBlitz events: https://ewgis.org/waterblitz-registration/

You can email water@earthwatch.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Thames WaterBlitz Flyer (PDF)

Posted: September 25, 2018