Water-Blitz 2016

2016 Water Blitz:  3rd Ocotber 2016

Schools, local groups and individuals are invited to take part in the water blitz on 3rd October. It’s easy to do and you can help build up the picture of water quality across Oxfordshire.

EarthWatch  have volunteered to handle the data and map all results on their global water-hub with the resulting data available to everyone involved. Watch the short video showing how the tests work. Wild Oxfordshire and Earthwatch partner with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Environment Agency and catchment partnerships to carry out a biannual census of ecosystem conditions throughout the Thames catchment.

The Thames catchment includes a large network oWatertesting1sept2015bencurtisfrom ian curtisf streams, canals, ditches, ponds and rivers. Nutrient pollution (phosphates and nitrates) and sediments enter these waterbodies and can degrade these important ecosystems and the species that inhabit them.

Get Involved in the Waterblitz – email Hilary@wildoxfordshire.org.uk you’ll receive your  free water testing kit and instructions.