Registration is now open for the 19th and 20th October Thames Water Blitz.
This WaterBlitz will be the seventh such event and it is timed to coincide with the regular Thames sample run undertaken by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) as part of a long-term monitoring programme of the Thames and its tributaries. Along with data collected by CEH and data held by the Environment Agency continued Thames WaterBlitz efforts complement monitoring by providing information from areas and water body types that would otherwise not be monitored. This could be a particularly interesting WaterBlitz given the UK heatwave this summer. Click here to read what Dr Steven Loiselle has to say
about the UK water crisis and the importance of water monitoring. WaterBlitzes are also a fun learning experience for any volunteer that is interested in their local environment, and would like to learn more about water quality.
Please follow the steps on this video to register
for the event and request your free Freshwater Watch kit. For the first time, we are running a two day WaterBlitz which coincides with the start of half-term for the majority of schools. We hope this will be a good opportunity for schools and families to join in with freshwater research.
As well as asking you to take part, I wondered if you might be able to promote this event through your network of friends and colleagues by asking you to forward this link ( https://ewgis.org/waterblitz-registration/
Also, if you are interest in seeing the data collected during previous WaterBlitz Events and getting to know more about your local freshwater environment, please visit the Freshwater Links platform: https://freshwaterlinks.org
, here you will be able to see the WaterBlitz Results Map as well as extra information and data related to freshwater environments within the Thames Catchment.
Have fun, stay safe and thank you for taking part.The WaterBlitz Team