Since FreshWater Watch started in 2012, other examples of citizen scientists taking on water quality monitoring have been springing up worldwide.
A Stella Bowles - an 11 year old living in Nova Scotia, Canada - has been taking water samples of her local river for a science project. With the help of local doctors, she tested the river for bacteria and discovered that sewage being discharged into the water was having a negative effect on water quality. She then presented her results to the local and national governments, who have subsequently invested $15 million to treat the problem.
As a result of her actions, Stella has been named Canada's Walk of Fame Community Hero. Congratulations Stella - you are an inspiration to all of the FreshWater Watchers across the globe!
You can read the full story about Stella Bowles here.