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FreshWater Watch meets Riverfly Monitoring: Fisherman investigates murky waters in Oxfordshire, UK

In early 2016, one of our current citizen scientists, John Pratt, sought advice from the UK’s national Environment Agency to explain why his local River Evenlode had turned increasingly murky in the summer months over the 27-year period that he had been fishing there. John decided to do something about what he saw, and has written about his experiences.

1,200 FreshWater Watch samples in 2019 - and more to come!

2019 has been a busy year for FreshWater Watch so far, with over 1,200 samples collected from 32 catchments in 15 different countries. FreshWater Watch scientists and research partners from across the world have published seven new research papers, all of which have taught us something new about the fresh water environment and the ways we as humans interact with it.

FreshWater Watch at the Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS)

Last week, Earthwatch’s Freshwater Research Manager Isabel Bishop nipped to Zagreb, Croatia to hobnob with Europe’s finest freshwater scientists and to give a presentation at SEFS. This large scientific conference brought together over 800 freshwater researchers from Europe and around the world to share knowledge, exchange ideas and experiences, and have a good time.

11 year old citizen scientist wins prestigious award in Canada

Since FreshWater Watch started in 2012, other examples of citizen scientists taking on water quality monitoring have been springing up worldwide.

Citizen science leaves no-one behind

Hello! My name is Isabel ("Izzy") and I have just started working at Earthwatch as the new Freshwater Research Manager. Over the last month, I have been slowly and quietly learning about all of the fascinating and valuable work that FreshWater Watchers have been doing across the world. I can't wait to get stuck in to some of the data - there is so much that we can learn from it. Watch this space!

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