Thames WaterBlitz - 20th- 23rd September

The Thames WaterBlitz is run by Earthwatch will take place on 20th to 23rd September 2019. This bi-annual Citizen Science event, first launched in September 2015, involves hundreds of volunteers carrying out quick and easy to use tests for phosphates and nitrates in local ponds, lakes, ditches, springs, streams and rivers. The intensive testing done by volunteers can help identify key pollution sources or clean water spots that act as refuges for some of our special wildlife that’s more sensitive to water quality.

This will be the ninth WaterBlitz taking place in the Thames Valley, but will be the first pan-European Waterblitz event: Luxembourg, Paris and Dublin will all be joining for the first time this year, to help the mission to understand and solve water quality issues.

If you are interested in seeing the data collected  during previous WaterBlitz events and getting to know more about your local freshwater environment, please visit the Freshwater Links website.

Registration is now open for the next Waterblitz, don't forget to register before 15th September to allow time for testing kits to be posted:

Waterblitz information: https://freshwaterwatch.thewaterhub.org/group/thames-blitz

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

Flyer (pdf)

Posted: August 19, 2019