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World Water Monitoring Day is October 18th

The global hydrologic cycle produces the world’s supply of clean, useable water. Both life and health are at stake in many parts of the world where water quality is diminished. The greatest impacts on the world’s water supply are from lack of understanding, inadequate resources, misuse, and the use of improper and inappropriate practices during commerce and recreational activities. "Since the world's water supply is constantly recycled through natural processes over vast geographic expanses, water quality truly becomes a worldwide issue." (Roberta Savage, America’s Clean Water Foundation)

Citizens and organizations from around the world are invited to share in the water quality monitoring activities that will take place on World Water Monitoring Day 2004. From September 18th to October 18th, citizens will have an opportunity to monitor the quality of their local watersheds and share that information by entering the results into an international database. On October 18th, which is the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Clean Water Act, volunteers will celebrate World Water Monitoring Day together.

"World Water Monitoring Day is about raising awareness at the global level of the importance of water to us all and the quality of the environment in the local community. World Water Monitoring Day is a perfect example of thinking globally and acting locally." (Andrew Speers,

To ensure that citizens around the world have clean water for domestic, recreational, agricultural, and commercial uses, the US EPA is partnering with the International Water Association and America’s Clean Water Foundation to urge people around the globe to test the quality of their streams, lakes, wetlands, and coastal waters. This is a worldwide opportunity to positively impact the health of lakes, rivers, estuaries and other bodies of water. Volunteers of all ages will measure temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity/clarity.

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