• 10,000 FreshWater Watch sample

Meet the FreshWater Watcher who Uploaded the Landmark 10,000th Water Sample

"It’s really good that the bank is involved and they give us space to think about it as it touches lots of employees lives. It's not a huge amount of time to give up and it’s great to be contributing."

  • 10,000 FreshWater Watch samples

10,000 Water Quality Tests for FreshWater Watch

Earthwatch is celebrating its FreshWater Watch programme reaching the 10,000th water quality measurement taken by one of hundreds of citizen scientists around the world.  

  • Credit: Robert Ingle, Hands with scrub, Flora and Fauna International

Microbeads Banned in New York

Buffalo, NY, Erie County, New York State

FreshWater Watch partners in the USA, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, has achieved a big win for fresh water, by banning the tiny beads that you may find in your own home.


  • A video by FreshWater Watch Citizen Scientists

“I am a Citizen Scientist” video highlights the joy of our volunteers

FreshWater Watch citizen scientists from across the globe have combined to create a video showing how much they love being part of the global project.

Citizen scientists from Asia, South America, North America, Europe and India have all contributed to make the fun video in which they demonstrate what they love about citizen science and show off some of their funky moves.

New Impact Report Launched

The partners in the HSBC Water Programme have launched a report to highlight the impact of the programme since its launch in 2012.

The 25th World Water Week conference in Stockholm was the venue for the launch. It includes highlights from work by Earthwatch, HSBC, WaterAid and WWF around the word.

Click on the link below for an interactive, online version of the report.

HSBC Water Programme Impact Report