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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
Can anyone tell what is wrong with my coqui? @stevie about 2 months ago
Seeking Info re Commercial Low-cost Lead Screening Products @read_holman about 2 months ago
Any tips on the search for accessible and safe stream entry points in an urban forest? @LaurenComSciATL 3 months ago
Dissolved Oxygen Testing and Citizen Science @belkinsa 3 months ago
What are simple tools are available to test salinity level in wetlands ecosystem? @Filipaul 3 months ago
DIY conductivity Sensors @roberts_ecofarm 7 months ago
What are ways to monitor algae blooms? @stevie 9 months ago
D.O. Monitoring on Public Lab @belkinsa 10 months ago
I am looking for a low cost lab to test for PFOA/PFOS. @UpperPotomacRiverkeeper 10 months ago
Where can we share well water data? @stevie 10 months ago
Are there any DIY equipment that measure dissolved oxygen levels in water? @belkinsa 10 months ago
What probes to get with data loggers? @pdhixenbaugh 11 months ago
How to measure nutrient concetration in hydroponic system? @Aleksi12358 11 months ago
H2O sensores - oportunidade de parceria @Gasp00 12 months ago
How to test water for heavy metals today? @Devon7 about 1 year ago
What are water quality parameters we should monitor to understand our local stream health? @stevie about 1 year ago
What are good resources for teaching middle school age children about water quality parameters? @stevie about 1 year ago
How do I choose a method for monitoring turbidity? @stevie about 1 year ago
Has anyone built a secchi disk before? @stevie about 1 year ago
What should we look for when sourcing turbidity tubes? @stevie about 1 year ago
What are good ways to test for pH levels and where can we get materials to do so? @stevie about 1 year ago
How do I use pH strips to test pH? @warren about 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago
When is the use of litmus paper insufficient to test for pH? @gilbert over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago
Effective low-cost water filters to remove hydrogen sulfide? @gretchengehrke over 1 year ago
How do I identify an oil sheen or spill or slick in aerial photography? @warren over 1 year ago
Water Filter Effectiveness @Mempet over 1 year ago
How do you account for signal drift with sensors in the field? @gretchengehrke almost 2 years ago
data loggers for PH ? @MadTinker almost 2 years ago
Nitrogenous waste sensors for 24/7 monitoring @winsorje about 2 years ago
looking for ideas to detect/remove micro-beads/micro-fibers in water @vibhor over 2 years ago
Is there a water quality equivalent of Smoke School, the EPA air pollution observer certification? @warren over 2 years ago
Accessible procedure for calibrating conductivity measurements? @donblair almost 5 years ago
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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
Coqui conductivity sensor 6 days ago by warren 57 1,831 21
BabyLegs 10 days ago by warren 13 770 4
Riffle: an Open Source Water Monitoring Approach over 1 year ago by warren 100 3,522 21
KnowFlow almost 2 years ago by liz 2 669 2
Open Water over 2 years ago by klie 122 2,892 11
infoamazonia-network over 3 years ago by vjpixel 2 224 2
Water Quality Sensor over 5 years ago by Dana 6 7,042 2

Water quality related pages

Title Updated Version Views
Assess Turbidity in Water about 1 month ago by liz 13 1,064 2
Common Water Contaminants about 2 months ago by warren 36 736 4
Nitrogen 2 months ago by warren 3 37 1
Water quality parameters 2 months ago by warren 13 3,262 2
Filters 3 months ago by warren 11 33 2
Water Sensors over 1 year ago by Nova 41 2,461 6
Conductivity of Water and Community Science over 1 year ago by gilbert 5 370 1
pH over 1 year ago by warren 4 256 0
Turbidity Measurement Methods & Regulations over 1 year ago by gilbert 1 586 0
Water Sampling over 1 year ago by warren 2 843 2
NPDES over 2 years ago by warren 17 250 0
Parâmetros de qualidade da água over 3 years ago by vjpixel 3 1,791 0
water quality indices almost 4 years ago by vjpixel 5 153 2
What's going on in Water Monitoring? about 5 years ago by kanarinka 5 248 10
Water Quality Primer with Jeff Walker about 5 years ago by kanarinka 4 272 3
The Open Water Project: FAQ about 5 years ago by donblair 4 337 1


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 »
Draft: Collect a sample for laboratory analysis - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
Draft: Find the concentration of a liquid with a DIY spectrometer - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »

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