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WORLD WATER MONITORING DAY

WORLD WATER MONITORING DAY will soon be here!  It's fun, easy and important! 
Each year, on October 18, monitoring volunteers celebrate the conclusion of a 
month-long effort designed to collect data and educate people about water 
monitoring while involving them in personal stewardship of their local water 
resources.

 >From September 18 through October 18 you can join with people from all ages, 
backgrounds, creeds, faiths and ethnicities throughout the world who are willing 
to invest in the protection of their community waterways.


The steps are simple:

	*	First, register a monitoring site (or sites) on the World Water Monitoring 
Day website (www.worldwatermonitoringday.org 
<http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org>) anytime after July 18.

	*	Next, prepare your monitoring equipment.  You may use your own equipment or 
purchase a World Water Monitoring Day test kit beginning July 18 of each year 
from the website.  The cost for the 2004 kit is $19.95 and allows up to 50 
repetitions.

	*	Then, monitor your local waterbody anytime between September 18 and October 
18. You will assess dissolved oxygen (DO), acidity (pH), temperature and 
turbidity.  Complete instructions are available on-line and are also included in 
each test kit.

	*	Finally, report your data.  Simply return to www.worldwatermonitoringday.org 
<http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org> and enter the results of your 
monitoring anytime from September18 to December 18.  You will contribute to an 
international database that will be used to further understanding about the 
world's water resources.

World Water Monitoring Day is coordinated by America's Clean Water Foundation 
(www.acwf.org <http://www.acwf.org>), along with its international partner, the 
International Water Association (www.iwahq.org.uk <http://www.iwahq.org.uk>). 
Other primary partners include the Association of State and Interstate Water 
Pollution Control Administrator (www.asiwpca.org <http://www.asiwpca.org>) and 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov <http://www.epa.gov>).

For a complete listing of other sponsors and partners, as well as resources and 
information relating to this annual event, visit www.worldwatermonitoringday.org 
<http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org> or contact Edward Moyer by e-mail at 
e.moyer@acwf.org <mailto:e.moyer@acwf.org> or telephone at 202-746-8493.




For your information,


Mark Feider
Milwaukee Audubon







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