Take the Challenge!! World Water Monitoring Day – Sep. 18th, 2012

World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) 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.

It is important to realize that of the total available water supply, 97% is saltwater and 2% is fresh water frozen in glaciers. The remaining 1% is a readily useable resource to support drinking, cooking, bathing, washing clothes, sanitation, agriculture, industry, recreation, and other needs within the global community.

World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) is designed primarily as an education and awareness raising activity to bring communities closer to their local water bodies. The data collected through WWMC activities can give an annual snapshot of local water quality, and gives community groups, students, citizens, scouting groups, and others the basic skills needed to participate in more formal citizen monitoring programs.

Learn more about WWMC and ways in which you can participate HERE.