A WaterBlitz is a FreshWater Watch activity for the whole community. Usually hosted over one weekend, members of the public can sign up to receive a free water testing kit and become citizen scientists by testing a water body local to them. The data collected by hundreds of people over this same time period gives us an accurate and comparable snapshot of water health within a region. Learn more with our WaterBlitz leaflet.
In the UK, events are held across the Thames Valley and Bristol Avon catchment areas. The WaterBlitz also runs in Ireland, France, Luxembourg, Italy and Sweden.
For information about how to organise your own WaterBlitz, contact us.
River conditions in Dublin are being compromised due to changing land use. These changes have had major impacts on the use of rivers for recreation and drinking water supply. Join us and help make a difference in Dublin.
The River Seine and many of Paris' other waterbodies have been impacted by urban activities and the loss of green buffer areas. Can you help us to investigate water quality in the rivers, streams, lakes and ponds of Paris?
Luxembourg has experienced a large population increase over the past twenty years, negatively impacting biodiversity and water quality. Sign up and support our research partners at the University of Luxembourg.
An amazing 879 volunteers took part in our largest ever Thames Valley event! Click below to read the full WaterBlitz report and view an interactive data map.
Our first ever Pan-European WaterBlitz saw events held simultaneously in London, Dublin, Paris and Luxembourg. Over 1,100 volunteers took part, uploading nearly 1,000 water quality measurements!
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