• Maryam Terkuma, 28, by her family toilet in Oryua Nyam, Nigeria. WaterAid has worked with local partners to deliver a water point and latrines in Maryam’s community with the support of the HSBC Water Programme. Credit: WaterAid/Andrew Esiebo

Why a toilet is so important

In celebration of World Toilet Day 2015, Earthwatch's partners in the HSBC Water Programme, WaterAid, have guestblogged to tell us about the importance of toilets and sanitation. 


  • FreshWater Watchers carrying out citizen science

FreshWater Watch Study Finds Citizen Scientists are Key to Identifying Harmful Algal Blooms

FreshWater Watch scientists have published a study that demonstrates how citizen scientists can play a key role in monitoring algal blooms and their causes. 

  • New FreshWater Watch App Launch

New FreshWater Watch App Launch

The next generation FreshWater Watch app has been launched! 

The revamped app is now available to help our citizen scientists on Earthwatch’s flagship global citizen science programme with their water quality research.

  • Mapping Monsoon Messengers

Mapping Monsoon Messengers

Earthwatch has launched the innovative programme on the urbans spaces of Bengaluru combining Mapping Monsoon Messengers (monitoring amphibians) with FreshWater Watch.

  • A CSL measuring nitrates

High Nitrates Emergency Avoided Thanks to Citizen Science Leader

Data gathered by Citizen Science Leaders has prevented a potential nutrient release in one of our FreshWater Watch cities in South East Asia.