Welcome to the Freshwater Challenge

If you are interested in discovering more about fresh water and environmental issues you’re in the right place. The Freshwater Challenge is the story of fresh water in the 21st Century. It will give you an insight into some of the biggest issues relating to fresh water as well as some of the emerging solutions.

Here you will find fantastic freshwater facts and short interactive activities to get you thinking about water. Select a module from below and start your freshwater challenge!

 

Meeting the Freshwater Challenge, an Earthwatch Lecture

Video: Meeting the Freshwater Challenge
Degradation of water quality and dwindling supplies are significant risks facing modern society. Earthwatch brought together a panel of experts to discuss what can be done. Venue: Royal Geographical Society, London, 2015.

 

Freshwater Challenge: Introduction

Introduction
FreshWater Watch is a global citizen scientist project investigating the health of the world’s fresh water on a scale never seen before.

 

Water: A Precious Resource

Water: A Precious Resource
Water is one of the most undervalued resources on earth. Making sure there is enough to go round, for ecosystems, people and industry is becoming increasingly challenging - discover why.

 

Going Under the Surface

Going Under the Surface
When you get to a body of water, how do you determine if it is healthy or not? In this unit you can learn more about what's in fresh water, what FreshWater Watchers are measuring in their tests and why.

 

You the Scientist

You the Scientist
Anyone can become a scientist at some level and help make progress on freshwater issues. Find out how the scientific process works and how you can play a role - even in your back garden.

 

Taking Action

Taking Action
Taking part in FreshWater Watch is a great way to have a positive impact on freshwater resources. Learn how you can make a difference every day!