Arizona Water Watch

Arizona Water Watch

As a desert state, water is one Arizona's most precious resources that people and animals rely on to live and vital to our recreational enjoyment as well. Going on more than three decades, ADEQ has implemented a variety of programs and funded grants to monitor, protect and improve the quality of Arizona’s surface waters. To enhance these efforts statewide, ADEQ established Arizona Water Watch, offering Arizonans ages 10 through retirement the opportunity to volunteer in the Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program, helping ADEQ monitor the health of our waters and inform measures to protect it for future generations.

What is Citizen Science Water Monitoring?

As a Citizen Science volunteer, you will:

  • Receive training so you can collect and prepare water samples for testing
  • Help design a study specific to the waterway you will monitor
  • Collect water samples from streams or lakes in your Arizona study area
  • Help scientists find pollution sources
  • Monitor restoration projects
  • Play an important role in protecting Arizona’s waters

Citizen Science Water Monitoring provides a unique opportunity for children (age 10 and older), teens, college students, adults, retirees and ADEQ scientists to work together on scientific research and environmental protection of Arizona's waterways.

Where are the Arizona Water Watch study areas?

Current Arizona Water Watch Citizen Science volunteer water monitoring research locations include:
•         Butte, Fossil, Granite, Miller, Oak & Sabino Canyon Creeks
•         Gila, Santa Cruz, San Pedro & Verde Rivers
•         Luna & Rainbow Lakes

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Becoming a Citizen Science volunteer is easy and takes just five steps! Find out how >

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