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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 2 months ago 10
How do I...use luminescence with the spectrometer? @Ag8n 4 months ago 8
What are some observable tell-tale signs of wastewater pollution? @bhamster 4 months ago 11
What groups or agencies are looking at the intersections of land/soil management and ocean pollution? @laurel_mire 6 months ago 1
Tips about seeking funding for water testing? @Greenhorns 6 months ago 5
Water testing protocols for Sulfide Mining? @Greenhorns 6 months ago 1
As soil and water share similar pollution problems, what research methods can be shared between them? @alejobonifacio 6 months ago 10
What kind of spatial acidity variation could be evidence of pollution source in a river? @warren 7 months ago 5
Who is a specialist in our area on water quality/pollution? @Wendydelgado 9 months ago 1
Does anyone have any concerns regarding the water quality in New Orleans? @stevie 9 months ago 3
What are the differences in water quality in various bodies of water in the New Orleans area? @Chickynuggies02 10 months ago 2
Is Bayou water cleaner than river water? @pawpatrol 10 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 2
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 almost 2 years ago 7
How can you tell if a sheen on water is bacterial or petroleum (oil)? @stevie almost 2 years ago 1
Are there simple tests for nitrates in well water? @stevie almost 2 years ago 8
DFRobot Turbidity Sensor Troubleshooting @mimiss about 2 years ago 5
Reused fracking water? @charlotte_clarke about 2 years ago 1
Can you relate Secchi disk measurements to turbidity sensor measurements? @wmacfarl about 2 years ago 7
How can I calibrate a turbidity sensor? @wmacfarl almost 2 years ago 4
Pros/cons to cheap handheld water meters for pH, TDS, conductivity? @warren about 2 years ago 3
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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 about 1 year ago by a1ahna 29 4,002 6
Water Quality Sensor about 2 years ago by warren 12 10,112 2
Coqui conductivity sensor over 2 years ago by warren 57 4,377 22
Riffle: an Open Source Water Monitoring Approach almost 4 years ago by warren 100 4,832 14
KnowFlow over 4 years ago by liz 2 1,289 3
Open Water almost 5 years ago by klie 122 4,532 19
infoamazonia-network over 6 years ago by vjpixel 2 421 2

Water quality related pages

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Wastewater 2 months ago by bhamster 2 44 0
Assess Turbidity in Water over 2 years ago by liz 13 3,398 2
Common Water Contaminants over 2 years ago by warren 36 1,460 4
Nitrogen over 2 years ago by warren 3 213 1
Water quality parameters over 2 years ago by warren 13 636 2
Filters almost 3 years ago by warren 11 346 2
Conductivity of Water and Community Science almost 4 years ago by gilbert 5 668 1
pH almost 4 years ago by warren 4 420 0
Turbidity Measurement Methods & Regulations almost 4 years ago by gilbert 1 1,275 0
Water Sensors almost 4 years ago by Nova 41 6,053 6
Water Sampling about 4 years ago by warren 2 1,418 2
NPDES almost 5 years ago by warren 17 503 0
Parâmetros de qualidade da água almost 6 years ago by vjpixel 3 4,402 0
water quality indices over 6 years ago by vjpixel 5 737 2
What's going on in Water Monitoring? over 7 years ago by kanarinka 5 417 10
Water Quality Primer with Jeff Walker over 7 years ago by kanarinka 4 526 3
The Open Water Project: FAQ over 7 years ago by donblair 4 512 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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