Thames WaterBlitz - postponed until Autumn 2020

In light of government advisories as the situation with Covid-19 develops, the Thames WaterBlitz will be postponed until Autumn 2020. Exact dates will be confirmed in due course. Please follow the latest government advice to ensure that you stay safe. If you are looking for other ways to stay connected to nature while self-isolating, please sign up to the Earthwatch newsletter.

The Thames WaterBlitz is an 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.

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. 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.

If you want to take part again this year, and already have a FreshWater Watch account, simply log in and register from your profile page. Click here for guidance. Please do not register using the link below, as this is for people who do not have a FreshWater Watch account. People who have not previously registered for the WaterBlitz can sign up with the link below:

You can email if you have any further questions.

Posted: March 23, 2020