Several publications are available through GWW, some even for download
and print from this page.
Community-Based Water Monitoring:
A Practical Model for Global Watershed Stewardship.
This book describes the formation,
approaches, and accomplishments of a variety of citizen groups that have monitored
water quality and quantity since the early 1990s. This book is primarily for the
practitioner. It is written for water monitors, group leaders, policy makers,
educators, and members of the scientific community who interact with multiple
stakeholders for holistic watershed stewardship. The book will be successful if the
practical approach that it describes is used to initiate and better organize locally
led water monitoring projects that ultimately improve environmental quality,
water policy, education, public health, and sustainable livelihoods.
An Overview of Country Experiences and Guidelines for New Projects are included.
The Tankersley Endowment sponsored in part the production, edition and printing
costs of this 200-page book.
Contact the AWW Office
to learn about how to obtain a copy of this book.
Over the almost 20 years of GWW citizen-based water monitoring, there have been several
opportunities to compare citizen water quality data to that of
professional agencies which follow Standard Methods for the analysis of
water. This GWW publication features, among other, citizen
water data from Alabama Water Watch and Global Water Watch-Veracruz, Mexico. The
Wildlife Fund sponsored in part the
production, edition and printing costs of this 24-page booklet.
Click here to open a pdf file of the complete publication.