Water, water everywhere

Today is World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD), an international effort coordinated by the Water Environment Federation and the International Water Association to promote people’s care for their water resources. For WWMD, people monitor the qualities of the water—dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, and temperature—at a local site and submit data from their monitoring to an international data base; the results are then published in a publicly available report.

World Water Monitoring Day™ (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.

Local folks might note that Roberta (Robbi) Savage of Stanardsville once was president of the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators and greatly involved in this effort. Here’s a flash of the electrons to her and all the others who contributed to this nifty project.

With appreciation of S. T. Coleridge for “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

Check out the Web site for WWMD or download a PDF about the project. Also, see the reports from the previous years.

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