Global Water Watch  
Community-Based, Science-Based Watershed Stewardship  




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.

Data Credibility

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 World 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.



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1. Global Water Watch brochure in English

2. Global Water Watch brochure in Portuguese

3. Global Water Watch brochure in Chinese

4. Global Water Watch brochure in Spanish

5. Global Water Watch brochure in Thai


Community-Based, Science-Based Watershed Stewardship through Citizen Volunteer Water Monitoring

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