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Many exciting events are being planned to celebrate World Water Monitoring Day on October 18, 2004. On this day, volunteer water monitors, water agency professionals, school children and citizens from around the world will take to their local streams, lakes, wetlands, and bays to test for water quality as part of the celebration. Monitoring data collected between September 18 and October 18 can be entered onto a database at http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org. EPA encourages your participation!
Here's what you can do:
EPA Acting Administrator Marianne L. Horinko observes a student pulling in a seine net from the Chesapeake Bay. This event was one of many nationwide events held in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day 2003.
Watershed Information Network: This website provides information and services for protecting and restoring our nation's water resources. At this website you can find your watershed address, link up with watershed organizations in your area, learn how to start a watershed team, learn about local water quality conditions, and more.
Map Your Waters: This Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental ResultS (WATERS) website unites various EPA data systems and displays water quality information by generating maps and reports.
Aquatic Resources Monitoring Web Site
Web site provides information on monitoring of aquatic resources in the US, primarily focused on
design and analysis of probability based surveys. Links are provided to other aquatic resources
monitoring information available on the internet.