What does water quality mean to you?

 


Posted August 17, 2011


By the WEF Eco Team


Have you ever thought about your water quality? If not, perhaps you should because every living organism on Earth is depending on it! Whether it’s for physical hydration, cooking meals, washing clothes, growing crops and much more--water is the liquid life-line we all depend on.

August is water quality month, and WEF Eco  invites you to get involved in celebrating with us! WEF’s international education and outreach program, World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is designed to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging people around the world to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.  With an easy to use test kit, you can test your water quality right at home, work or even at an outdoor water body! To measure the quality of your water, it requires you to exam the temperature, acidity (pH), clarity (turbidity) and dissolved oxygen (DO). Once you completed your water monitoring test, you can submit your data to the WWMD website www.worldwatermonitoringday.com so it can be shared with other data from around the world! This hands-on activity is fun for all ages so anyone can learn about the importance of water quality.

In honor of water quality month, WEF Eco  is celebrating with a bake sale fundraiser that will give four schools in the Washington DC Metro area their own World Water Monitoring Day classroom kits. With the fundraising goal set at $200, the classroom kit would enable the students to continue their monitoring efforts and share the opportunity with others at their school.  The four schools are: Imagine Hope Community Charter School (Washington D.C.); J.C. Parks Elementary (Indian Head, MD); Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital (Washington D.C.) and St. Michael the Archangel (Silver Spring, MD). To get more details about purchasing a  test kit for yourself or for use in your own local school, go to:  http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/Test_Kits/Kits_Main.html

 

Yours in the blue world,

 

WEF Eco Team

 

 

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Posted August 17, 2011

Have you ever thought about your water quality? If not, perhaps you should because every living organism on Earth is depending on it! Whether it’s for physical hydration, cooking meals, washing clothes, growing crops and much more--water is the liquid life-line we all depend on. 

Comments (3)


Thank you for raising awareness on this important issue by asking a thought-provoking question. Most people would probably answer "being able to drink it from the tap". Sadly, this has become a luxury. Michael Retras Annuaire France Immobilier

Posted by: Annuaire de l'immobilier français (asdf2323@yopmail.com) on 09/02/2011

The importance of clean water is something that schools in developed countries do not often discuss. With the test kits provided by your bake sale these children will learn an important lesson about the importance of water.

Posted by: Josh (josh@freeipodsaustralia.com) on 09/20/2011

Hope you used fresh water in your baking!

Posted by: ballon bouquets (info@balloonking.co.uk) on 10/23/2011

What does water quality mean to you?

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What does water quality mean to you?

 


Posted August 17, 2011


By the WEF Eco Team


Have you ever thought about your water quality? If not, perhaps you should because every living organism on Earth is depending on it! Whether it’s for physical hydration, cooking meals, washing clothes, growing crops and much more--water is the liquid life-line we all depend on.

August is water quality month, and WEF Eco  invites you to get involved in celebrating with us! WEF’s international education and outreach program, World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is designed to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging people around the world to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.  With an easy to use test kit, you can test your water quality right at home, work or even at an outdoor water body! To measure the quality of your water, it requires you to exam the temperature, acidity (pH), clarity (turbidity) and dissolved oxygen (DO). Once you completed your water monitoring test, you can submit your data to the WWMD website www.worldwatermonitoringday.com so it can be shared with other data from around the world! This hands-on activity is fun for all ages so anyone can learn about the importance of water quality.

In honor of water quality month, WEF Eco  is celebrating with a bake sale fundraiser that will give four schools in the Washington DC Metro area their own World Water Monitoring Day classroom kits. With the fundraising goal set at $200, the classroom kit would enable the students to continue their monitoring efforts and share the opportunity with others at their school.  The four schools are: Imagine Hope Community Charter School (Washington D.C.); J.C. Parks Elementary (Indian Head, MD); Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital (Washington D.C.) and St. Michael the Archangel (Silver Spring, MD). To get more details about purchasing a  test kit for yourself or for use in your own local school, go to:  http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/Test_Kits/Kits_Main.html

 

Yours in the blue world,

 

WEF Eco Team

 

 

Posted by Stephanie Barringer at 08/17/2011 10:49:48 AM | 


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Thank you for raising awareness on this important issue by asking a thought-provoking question. Most people would probably answer "being able to drink it from the tap". Sadly, this has become a luxury.

Michael Retras
Annuaire France Immobilier
Posted by: Annuaire de l'immobilier français ( Email | Visit ) at 9/2/2011 7:27 AM


The importance of clean water is something that schools in developed countries do not often discuss. With the test kits provided by your bake sale these children will learn an important lesson about the importance of water.
Posted by: Josh ( Email | Visit ) at 9/20/2011 5:38 AM


Hope you used fresh water in your baking!
Posted by: ballon bouquets ( Email | Visit ) at 10/23/2011 10:16 AM


 

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