Citizen scientists are busy spreading the word about FreshWater Watch.

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Report of 1 year of sampling: Citizen Observatory for Aquatic Ecosystems Monitoring

July 24, 2017: Meeting to discuss data and latest results of the first year of monitoring with the citizen scientists of the POSEIDOMM project. Outlook on the future of the project within FreshWater Watch Research. Location: Townhall of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy, presenced by the counselor of Environmental affairs.



Summer School for Teachers

Within the framework of the National Summer School for Teachers, held in Siena between July 17 and 21, and organized by the University of Siena, Italy, with the title "Sciences for Sustainability - Sustainability for Sciences", we have presented FreshWater Watch programme (morning) and macro-litter removal from the shores of sampling sites in POSEIDOMM project (Florence, Italy). In the afternoon, we have introduced the web platform, the sampling, the research quiz, the user portal and the results to the teachers attending the summer school.

Little Ouse and Thet Sub-catchment Partnership - The East Anglian Brecks have 28% of all UK rare species and with the area having the lowest rainfall in the UK, water is at a premium!

Being on sick leave and having someone drive me to the venue which is very local, gave me the opportunity to accept a very short notice invite to the second Little Ouse and Thet sub-catchment partnership meeting; which is an expansion of the main CamEO partnership.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust Lackford lakes

Today was a presentation to the Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Lackford Lakes, the Lackford lakes reserve is a wonderful area encomassing the River Lark, Culford Stream and a number of ex-gravel pits which are used by a variety of wldlife and has a high numer of both Dragon fly and Damsell fly species.

Presentation to Little Ouse Headwaters Project

Today was avery interesting day as I was able to give a presentation of Fresh Water Watch and then after the training video and quiz, provided practical training of Rob Martyr. Rob is the newly appointed Conservation Manager to the Little Ouse Headwaters Project. Rob will be recruiting further volunteers and potentially monitoring five+ sites on this ecologically important wetland conservation area. Upstream and adjacent are Alder Carr wetland woods, reed beds and grazing areas which are under great threat in this wonderful area of boarderland between Norfolk and Suffolk.

Plastic Pollution in Marine Environments: Trans-disciplinary approaches promoting Public Stewardship of Aquatic Systems

The presentation is part of the Open Online Conference "The Lives and AfterLives of Plastics", and will be featured on week from 10th to 14th of July entirely online. 

A wetland in Cambodia

In Boeung Prek Lapouv protected Landscape Take Province, Cambodia.  This wetland has a big issue with pesticides and fertilisers running into the wetland.

Toastmasters: wasting water

Essex Rivercare ARMI training provided a platform to promote Freshwater Watch

Yesterday I was assessed by Ben Fitch (the national coordinator) and passed as an Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) tutor/trainer in presenting the Rivefly Monitoring Initiative in the beautiful grounds of Colchester Castle.

Cambridge Ely Ouse Catchment Partnership 2nd Annual conference

Today was the Cambridge Ely Ouse catchment partnership 2nd Annual conference held at the Maltings in Ely.