Global Participation in World Monitoring Day Increased 60% in 2008


More than 73,000 people worldwide visited their local streams, rivers, lakes and other water bodies in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) in 2008, according to the program's Year in Review report released this week by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA).

WWMD 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. The goal is to engage one million people in monitoring their local waterways by 2012.

Participants from Argentina to Zambia tested their local waterways for four key water quality indicators: dissolved oxygen (DO), pH (acidity), temperature, and turbidity (clarity). Samples were taken in a range of settings—agricultural, commercial, residential and industrial—on six continents.

A total of 73,510 people monitored sites worldwide, which represents a 60% increase over participation in 2007. Some participants acted as individuals while many took part with schools, universities, civic, environmental, and faith-based groups. Data was reported from 70 countries—27 more than the 43 logged in 2007. Sites in the United States accounted for approximately 63% of the 5,040 monitored worldwide. After the United States, Spain (14%), Taiwan (three percent), and Malaysia (2%) led global WWMD efforts in the number of sites monitored.

Source: Water Environment Federation



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