How well do you know your water? In celebration of Earth Day this April, Philippe Cousteau, Jr. and EarthEcho International invite you to be part of the solution for clean water and healthy waterways worldwide with the EarthEcho World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC). This international program helps all participants to better understand and protect their water resources, starting with the simple act of testing their local water and sharing the results. Protecting the quality of water in local watersheds is a critical part of ensuring the overall health of the environment and our communities.
“Water is a fundamental resource that connects us all; and yet, how many of us can say we have a connection with the water we depend on every day?” remarked EarthEcho International founder Philippe Cousteau, Jr. “The World Water Monitoring Challenge provides a simple and effective way to discover, appreciate and protect your water at its source.”
Individuals, schools, businesses and communities -- literally anyone -- can be part of the solution with three simple steps:
- Test – It all begins by understanding the state of water quality in your community. Get started by purchasing a simple test kit at www.monitorwater.org;
- Share - Upload your results to our web portal or our Android App.
Use #MonitorWater16 on social media to share your stories and photos with us and other program participants. http://app.monitorwater.org/
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- Protect – Armed with knowledge about your local water resources, you can use the information and tools available at www.monitorwater.org to protect your community’s water every day.
Citizens from 120 countries have participated in the Challenge. The program runs annually from March 22 (the United Nations World Water Day) through December.
The EarthEcho World Water Monitoring Challenge is made possible through the generous support of Xylem and the Legacy Foundation Fund. In addition, the following organizations are collaborating with the EarthEcho World Water Monitoring Challenge through outreach, resources and events: Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Boy Scouts of America; Google Education; LaMotte Company; National Environmental Education Foundation; Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum; Southwest Airlines; YMCA of the USA; and Youth Service America.