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. To enhance statewide surface water protection efforts, ADEQ established Arizona Water Watch, offering Arizonan residents and visitors ages 10 through retirement the opportunity to help ADEQ monitor the health of our waters and inform measures to protect it for future generations. Anyone can become a Citizen Scientist by collaborating with professionals in scientific research, which Arizona Water Watch provides several ways to do!

Download the Free Mobile App

Smartphone users can easily submit photos and data for any stream, wash, river or lake in the state within a few minutes | Learn more >

App users who have made submissions can check here to see their photos and data plotted on a GIS map of Arizona (updated quarterly) | Go to Map >

Join the Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program

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

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

Where Are the Water Monitoring 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

Sign Up Today

Citizen Scientists volunteer in the Water Monitoring program easily in just five steps | Find out how >

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