Kuala Lumpur FreshWater Watch Results-sharing Session (24 Jan 2017)
On 24 Jan Earthwatch Hong Kong held a lively FreshWater Watch (FWW) results-sharing session in Kuala Lumpur with 28 HSBC Citizen Science Leaders and staffs. Dr. Kalithasan Kailasam (Dr. Kali) of the Global Environment Centre, lead scientist on the FreshWater Watch’s River of Life, presented some Malaysia-specific results and held an interactive discussion.
On Tuesday December 6, 2016, was the official roll-out of the Earthwatch - Fresh Water Watch (FWW) program in Assen. Freshwater Watch is a global research project taking place in 25 cities around the world that aims to involve 100.000 people in a program to learn about and safeguard the quality and supply of freshwater for the future. Currently, sampling is taken place on all (inhabited) continents and close to 17000 measurements have been added to the database.
I feel a bit self consciouse about doing this, as this is not just my first blog on this website, but my first blog ever!
My name is Ian and I'm involved with helping to look after a stretch of the River Lark in Suffolk; along with other members of the Club I belong to and other organisations, each looking after their own stretch (this list is growing as more people become concerned and want to protect their local bit).
As part of the Shell Freshwater Watch programme, Shell CSLs test water samples from 4 separate sites in London once every month. As a Programme Coordinator for Earthwatch, I liaise with Shell CSLs to coordinate the testing days, but I had never participated in the testing myself. This month I went to London to join Shell CSLs on a testing day for the first time.