Project Description

FreshWater Watch is a global project run by Earthwatch Europe, in which individuals and communities monitor, protect and restore their local water resources.

We train people around the world to measure the health of their local rivers, lakes and other bodies of fresh water. The resulting data provides the evidence needed to support efforts to improve water quality.

FreshWater Watch was launched in 2012. Since then, Earthwatch has expanded this flagship project to reach volunteers, research organisations, businesses, authorities and schools across the world. See the latest information on the number of measurements taken, number of projects and numbers of people engaged.

As water experts, we know that we will only improve freshwater habitats by working together. That’s why we bring together citizens, businesses, governments, scientists, and educators to protect our fresh water. By monitoring their local waterbodies, our citizen scientists around the world contribute data and knowledge to a unified global effort to improve the health of fresh water for everyone.

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Economy 3 Economy 3 Society 31 Society 31 Governance 21 Governance 21 Science 28 Science 28 Environment 31 Environment 31 max. 42
Total Score 23/42
Domain Progress
  • 92% General (12/13)
  • 94% Economy (29/31)
  • 97% Environment (29/30)
  • 98% Governance (42/43)
  • 97% Science and technology (38/39)
  • 100% Society (67/67)