World Water Monitoring Challenge
World Water Monitoring Challenge™ (WWMC) is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.
An easy-to-use test kit enables everyone from children to adults to sample local water bodies for a core set of water quality parameters including temperature, acidity (pH), clarity (turbidity) and dissolved oxygen (DO). Results are shared with participating communities around the globe through the WWMC website.
World Water Monitoring Challenge is officially celebrated on September 18; however, the monitoring window was extended from March 22 (World Water Day) until December 31. Participants are encouraged to celebrate with Water Environment Federation (WEF) and International Water Association (IWA) in September or to observe their own WWMC anytime during the extended window. The deadline for submitting data to the WWMC database, http://www.monitorwater.org is December 31.
The test kits that are provided through the Adopt-A-Stream workshops are the same test kits distributed through the World Water Monitoring Challenge Program. Not only can you submit your results to the World Water Monitoring Challenge website but you can also submit your resuslts to the MWF Adopt-a-Stream website at anytime during the year.