–WELCOME TO FRESHWATER WATCH–

An Earthwatch research project investigating the health of global freshwater ecosystems on a scale never seen before.

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FreshWater Watch research is shared with governments around the world so we can play our part in tackling one of the greatest challenges of our time.
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FreshWater Watchers learn from leading scientists around the world to achieve a first-hand understanding of freshwater issues and impacts.

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More people die from poor quality water annually than from all forms of violence, including war.

As water quality declines, more than 50% of freshwater fish species are at risk of extinction.

Up to 30% of the nitrogen that is used in modern agriculture ends up in our fresh water.

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A 300% rise in phosphates has led to an increase in algal blooms which can damage human health.

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