Help us understand fresh water near you
We believe that we cannot truly understand what is going on in our rivers without collecting evidence to demonstrate how healthy, or unhealthy, they really are. We will use data collected by you during the WaterBlitz to identify clean waters, to pinpoint pollution hotspots, and to help inform where, who, when and how remedial actions should be taken.
In the UK, most of our natural water is suffering from pollution and other human impacts. You can help us protect our water by providing vital information on the water quality, local land use, and nearby environment. We could never collect this much information ourselves, so we are asking you to help us. Autumn 2020 was our 10th WaterBlitz in the Thames Valley, and the biggest yet! We are building a real understanding of what is happening across the region. Having repeated measurements is vital to provide robust, scientific evidence, which can be used to make real changes. You can find more information about what happens during our WaterBlitz events here.
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