Methods

The GWW program works with citizen groups to develop a water monitoring plan. Training workshops are usually offered at a water body where the monitors live. Community members are introduced to the principles of watershed stewardship, water monitoring and use of monitoring equipment. Sampling sites are selected that are convenient, safe, legal, accessible and strategic in water quality information gained. Monitors are encouraged to sample their sites at least monthly to record water conditions and capture seasonal and yearly trends.

Five types of water monitoring are currently promoted by GWW. Click on any item below to find more details.