World Water Monitoring Day-Arizona

World Water Monitoring Day

Squaw Lake on the Lower Colorado River in YumaEarth Team volunteers are joining the global community to play a part in World Water Monitoring Day.

World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD), a worldwide opportunity to positively impact the health of rivers, lakes, estuaries and other water bodies, takes place on Oct. 18. From Sept. 18-Oct. 18, volunteer monitoring groups, water quality agencies, students, and the general public can test four key indicators of water quality: temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity.

Earth Team members will receive a free water monitoring kit and information on how to play a part in World Water Monitoring Day.


About World Water Monitoring Day

World Water Monitoring Day was created with two major purposes in mind:

  • To serve as an educational platform to introduce people to the importance of water monitoring and connect them personally with efforts to protect and preserve their local watersheds

  • To expanding the base of information available about the health of each watershed over time.


World Water Monitoring Day is coordinated by the Water Environment Federation and International Water Association.   For more information about World Water Monitoring Day efforts in Arizona or the Earth Team, contact George Couch at 602-280-8806.

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Arizona Lakes & Rivers (1.13 MB) - a list of nearly 100 bodies of water across Arizona, listed by region

Learn more on the World Water Monitoring Day web site