Planet Patrol are launching Autumn Water Watch. It’s the first ever nationwide observational study of impacts in our freshwater environments. Get involved between October 14-16 and become part of history.
How to Get Involved
• Head down to your local waterway between 14th, 15th and 16th October 2022. It can be a river, canal, stream or lake – any freshwater environment.
• Spend up to 15 minutes observing your surroundings, using the Planet Patrol app to guide what indicators you look for, and record all your findings in the app.
• Go alone or take your family, friends or even your pets! It doesn’t matter how you do it, it just matters that you do it.
• Every single contribution is important.
Water is central to the health, well-being and livelihood of everyone on this planet. In the UK, the biggest risk to water quality is the ongoing lack of sampling, monitoring and reporting. The impact on both human health and the ecosystems that rely on them are still largely unobserved and unreported. Right now we have a monumental information gap that needs to be urgently filled, and that can be started through simple observations – something we can all do.
If you don’t truly understand the problem, how can you solve it? At Planet Patrol, we are taking matters into our own hands. This October we’re launching Autumn Water Watch. It’s the first ever nationwide observational study of our freshwater environments, building a coherent, consistent and comprehensive picture of the state of our waterways in real-time.