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Water quality

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Rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers, groundwater, stormwater, urban canals, underground streams, estuaries, and more -- we are passionate about water quality! This page will help you find resources to explore the waterbodies you care about, and connect with other people who have the same interests:

Questions on Water Quality:

Title Author Updated Likes
What water quality data can we collect to investigate oil/gas pollution? @wmacfarl 4 days ago
How can DIY/community-collected environmental data be used? @wmacfarl 4 days ago
Why do individuals/organizations want to collect water quality data? @wmacfarl 4 days ago
How can I make my own test with temperature sensor , ph sensor , DO sensor and ORP sensor with displayed on OLED screen . Thank you @safari new contributor 13 days ago
Can anyone tell what is wrong with my coqui? @stevie 6 months ago
Seeking Info re Commercial Low-cost Lead Screening Products @read_holman 6 months ago
Any tips on the search for accessible and safe stream entry points in an urban forest? @LaurenComSciATL 7 months ago
Dissolved Oxygen Testing and Citizen Science @belkinsa 7 months ago
What are simple tools are available to test salinity level in wetlands ecosystem? @Filipaul 7 months ago
DIY conductivity Sensors @roberts_ecofarm 11 months ago
What are ways to monitor algae blooms? @stevie about 1 year ago
D.O. Monitoring on Public Lab @belkinsa about 1 year ago
I am looking for a low cost lab to test for PFOA/PFOS. @UpperPotomacRiverkeeper about 1 year ago
Where can we share well water data? @stevie about 1 year ago
Are there any DIY equipment that measure dissolved oxygen levels in water? @belkinsa about 1 year ago
What probes to get with data loggers? @pdhixenbaugh about 1 year ago
How to measure nutrient concetration in hydroponic system? @Aleksi12358 about 1 year ago
H2O sensores - oportunidade de parceria @Gasp00 over 1 year ago
How to test water for heavy metals today? @Devon7 over 1 year ago
What are water quality parameters we should monitor to understand our local stream health? @stevie over 1 year ago
What are good resources for teaching middle school age children about water quality parameters? @stevie over 1 year ago
How do I choose a method for monitoring turbidity? @stevie over 1 year ago
Has anyone built a secchi disk before? @stevie over 1 year ago
What should we look for when sourcing turbidity tubes? @stevie over 1 year ago
What are good ways to test for pH levels and where can we get materials to do so? @stevie over 1 year ago
How do I use pH strips to test pH? @warren over 1 year ago
What are different methods of measuring water turbidity? @warren over 1 year ago
How is water turbidity regulated? @warren over 1 year ago
How do you find industrial WPDES permit details? @gretchengehrke almost 2 years ago
In addition to testing for pH, what other water quality testing have you utilized, such as turbidity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen (DO), etc.? Can you share your experience with these? @gilbert almost 2 years ago
When is the use of litmus paper insufficient to test for pH? @gilbert almost 2 years ago
What water quality issues have recently emerged in your region, i.e. "boil water alerts," "swimming ban," "no fishing advisories," "water-borne disease outbreaks," "industrial spills," "contaminated flooding," "unusual water taste, color or smell"? @gilbert almost 2 years ago
Effective low-cost water filters to remove hydrogen sulfide? @gretchengehrke almost 2 years ago
How do I identify an oil sheen or spill or slick in aerial photography? @warren about 2 years ago
Water Filter Effectiveness @Mempet about 2 years ago
How do you account for signal drift with sensors in the field? @gretchengehrke about 2 years ago
data loggers for PH ? @MadTinker about 2 years ago
Nitrogenous waste sensors for 24/7 monitoring @winsorje over 2 years ago
looking for ideas to detect/remove micro-beads/micro-fibers in water @vibhor almost 3 years ago
Is there a water quality equivalent of Smoke School, the EPA air pollution observer certification? @warren about 3 years ago
Accessible procedure for calibrating conductivity measurements? @donblair about 5 years ago
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Monitoring

Water quality parameters

Read about different water quality parameters here, including pH, nitrogen, conductivity, temperature, ORP and turbidity:

Also see this overview of 7 ways to monitorn water quality:

Groups and projects working on water quality issues:

Title Updated Version Views Likes
BabyLegs 2 months ago by warren 14 1,493 5
Coqui conductivity sensor 4 months ago by warren 57 2,119 22
Riffle: an Open Source Water Monitoring Approach almost 2 years ago by warren 100 3,761 22
KnowFlow about 2 years ago by liz 2 752 2
Open Water over 2 years ago by klie 122 3,156 19
infoamazonia-network about 4 years ago by vjpixel 2 251 2
Water Quality Sensor about 6 years ago by Dana 6 7,600 2


Water quality related pages

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Assess Turbidity in Water 5 months ago by liz 13 1,267 2
Common Water Contaminants 6 months ago by warren 36 830 4
Nitrogen 6 months ago by warren 3 53 1
Water quality parameters 6 months ago by warren 13 3,262 2
Filters 7 months ago by warren 11 49 2
Water Sensors over 1 year ago by Nova 41 2,947 6
Conductivity of Water and Community Science over 1 year ago by gilbert 5 401 1
pH over 1 year ago by warren 4 269 0
Turbidity Measurement Methods & Regulations almost 2 years ago by gilbert 1 705 0
Water Sampling about 2 years ago by warren 2 942 2
NPDES over 2 years ago by warren 17 280 0
Parâmetros de qualidade da água almost 4 years ago by vjpixel 3 2,083 0
water quality indices about 4 years ago by vjpixel 5 208 2
What's going on in Water Monitoring? over 5 years ago by kanarinka 5 286 10
Water Quality Primer with Jeff Walker over 5 years ago by kanarinka 4 313 3
The Open Water Project: FAQ over 5 years ago by donblair 4 361 1


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