• Phosphates

    Here’s a short review of various commonly used methods for testing phosphates (sometimes called phosphate-phosphorus!). Hanna checker (phosphates – low range) Used by: Thames21, Norfolk Rivers Trust, and South East Rivers Trust. Guidance for use: Great for small groups of well-trained volunteers doing consistent monitoring who are able to calibrate…

  • Getting started using this guide

    This guide was created to provide some structure and guidance to those looking to start their own water monitoring program. This guide is by no means comprehensive. Its aim is to expose more people to the existing resources out there and provide a path to success. If you’re looking for…

  • Active groups in the UK

    Here’s a map of active groups in the UK. If your group is not included or you know of a regional group that’s not listed, please add it (mechanism for people to find their local group). LIST the groups with their websites (if ambitious, add details about what they test?)

  • West Country CSI

    Case study coming soon. In the meantime, be inspired by West Country’s CSI program here.

  • Visualization tools

    There are many different ways you might visualize your data. Here are a few tools that can help you, with examples of groups using them. Free tools Simple If you have a basic understanding of spreadsheets and visualizations, these tools are simple and you can learn the basics and get…

  • Keeping volunteers engaged

    The key to attracting and keeping volunteers engaged is showing them the value of their contribution! This works at several levels … Most important is having a regular event where volunteers know they can catch up, where new volunteers can find out about the activity. Probably the simplest way of…

  • Calculating your value

    Some resources for you to explore: Water Rangers: Fundraising toolkit IISD: The Business Case for Community-based Water Monitoring