• The analysed data was collected by Citizen Science Leaders between May 2013 and December 2014

Your FreshWater Watch data: the findings so far

The data collected by Citizen Science Leaders is providing vital information on the health of our planet’s freshwater, and improving our understanding of how water bodies behave. Earthwatch is pleased to reveal the findings so far.


  • 6000 datasets collected between May 2013 and December 2014

  • 1000 waterbodies investigated globally

  • CSL observations of land use/pollution sources are providing key information

Blitz your water body for World Water Day

Join us in a global Freshwater Blitz to mark World water Day 2015.

FreshWater Watch will mark World Water Day on March 22 with a global Freshwater Blitz and we need you. We’re asking all Citizen Science Leaders around the world to test their local waterbodies on – or as close as possible to - March 22 and create a huge database of global water quality.

Europe’s water cleaner, but challenges remain, finds EEA report

Europe’s waters are much cleaner than they were 25 years ago, says a new report from the EU’s European Environment Agency, however it notes that challenges still remain.

The State of the Environment report, released today, finds that agricultural nitrogen balances are declining, but are still high in some countries, particularly in lowland western Europe.

Avinoam Baruch sets sights on PhD


Earthwatch research intern Avinoam Baruch, 23, is to begin a fully funded PhD this month on citizen scientists and flood risk, at Loughborough University, UK. We spoke with him about how his work on FreshWater Watch inspired his interest in citizen science, and has helped inform his studies.

What’s your background?

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Earthwatch lecture to explore ‘biggest risk’: Water

Water has been identified as the number one societal and economic risk for the next ten years, by the World Economic Forum.  A free Earthwatch lecture on Wednesday 18 February will bring together a panel of freshwater conservation experts to discuss how to meet this challenge,  and you’re invited to join us either at London’s prestigious Royal Geographical So