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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 Comments
What can you do about oil in your ditch following a natural disaster when traditional resources/normal pathways are not available? @laurel_mire about 1 month ago 11
How do I...use luminescence with the spectrometer? @Ag8n 2 months ago 8
What are some observable tell-tale signs of wastewater pollution? @bhamster 3 months ago 11
What groups or agencies are looking at the intersections of land/soil management and ocean pollution? @laurel_mire 4 months ago 1
Tips about seeking funding for water testing? @Greenhorns 5 months ago 6
Water testing protocols for Sulfide Mining? @Greenhorns 5 months ago 1
As soil and water share similar pollution problems, what research methods can be shared between them? @alejobonifacio 5 months ago 11
What kind of spatial acidity variation could be evidence of pollution source in a river? @warren 6 months ago 6
Who is a specialist in our area on water quality/pollution? @Wendydelgado 8 months ago 1
Does anyone have any concerns regarding the water quality in New Orleans? @stevie 8 months ago 3
What are the differences in water quality in various bodies of water in the New Orleans area? @Chickynuggies02 9 months ago 2
Is Bayou water cleaner than river water? @pawpatrol 9 months ago 2
How can I test whether beach foam is natural or potential pollution? @bhamster over 1 year ago 5
Will high turbidity levels affect the babylegs trawl? @stevie over 1 year ago 1
What are ways to monitor for oil and gas spills on private property? @stevie over 1 year ago 3
Looking for water controller resource @lanesharman over 1 year ago 1
Are there examples where environmental concerns were addressed as a result of people filing complaints (or suspected permit violations)? @stevie over 1 year ago 7
How can you tell if a sheen on water is bacterial or petroleum (oil)? @stevie over 1 year ago 2
Why do individuals/organizations want to collect water quality data? @wmacfarl almost 2 years ago 3
What water quality data can we collect to investigate oil/gas pollution? @wmacfarl almost 2 years ago 2
How can I calibrate a turbidity sensor? @wmacfarl almost 2 years ago 4
Are there simple tests for nitrates in well water? @stevie almost 2 years ago 10
DFRobot Turbidity Sensor Troubleshooting @mimiss almost 2 years ago 7
Reused fracking water? @charlotte_clarke almost 2 years ago 2
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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 12 months ago by a1ahna 29 3,910 6
Water Quality Sensor almost 2 years ago by warren 12 10,059 2
Coqui conductivity sensor over 2 years ago by warren 57 4,306 22

Water quality related pages

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Wastewater 26 days ago by bhamster 2 26 0
Assess Turbidity in Water over 2 years ago by liz 13 3,317 2
Common Water Contaminants over 2 years ago by warren 36 1,441 4
Nitrogen over 2 years ago by warren 3 201 1
Water quality parameters over 2 years ago by warren 13 636 2
Filters over 2 years ago by warren 11 330 2


Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
PureLab:Experiment and Installing Water Filters Record In Banmentun - - @shanlter - - 0 replications: Try it »
Water Quality Testing At Turkey Creek - - @Delaney - - 0 replications: Try it »
Coqui BBv1.0: Testing conductivity of a solution observe draft @donblair 1h easy 1 replications: Try it »
¿Cómo evaluo la calidad de un ambiente acuático con mi teléfono móvil? / How do I assess the quality of an aquatic environment with my mobile phone? observe complete @alejobonifacio 1h easy 0 replications: Try it »
Draft: Collect a sample for laboratory analysis - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
Practice reporting suspected frac sand violations - - @stevie - - 0 replications: Try it »
How to test a water sheen to tell if it is bacterial or petroleum - - @stevie - - 0 replications: Try it »
¿Cómo detectar abrillantadores ópticos (aguas residuales) yendo a un río? / How to detect optical brighteners (wastewater) going to a river? - - @alejobonifacio - - 0 replications: Try it »
¿Cómo evaluar la calidad de un río con insectos acuáticos (bioindicadores)? / How do I assess the quality of an river with aquatic insects (bioindicators)? - - @alejobonifacio - - 0 replications: Try it »
Draft: Find the concentration of a liquid with a DIY spectrometer - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
How to find out if waterbodies near you in the US are healthy or impaired observe - @bhamster 30m easy 0 replications: Try it »
How to collect a water sample - - @stevie - - 0 replications: Try it »
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