Citizen science: great investment for scientists and agencies

FreshWater Watch research shows that citizen scientists can provide a high return on the investment made in training and feedback. 

They walk among us: The rise of citizen science

Earthwatch’s Global Freshwater Research Manager, and Lead FreshWater Watch Researcher, Professor Steven Loiselle features in the international science journal ‘environmental SCIENTIST ‘. 

FreshWater Watchers detect eutrophic conditions across the Americas

Study of FreshWater Watch water quality data from 150 streams in North and South America find nutrient levels exceeding threshold for eutrophication in 86%. These were associated to catchment and local scale conditions observed and recorded by citizen scientists in the FreshWater Watch.