New Zealand is in a freshwater crisis. We know the quality of our rivers is in threat, but currently only 8% of Aotearoa’s 450,000km of rivers, lakes and streams are tested for water quality, because our processes are expensive and time consuming. Without this information, it is impossible to know if our rivers are safe for swimming.
This is where the team behind RiverWatch comes in. Winner of the 2016 WWF Conservation Award and finalist in the 2017 Wellington Gold Awards, once developed this water sensor could test water quality parameters to determine freshwater health. But they need your help to make that happen. W
We had a chat to Grant (pictured!) about why you should be pledging to have RiverWatch watch rivers for you:
Why do you think this campaign is important?
What motivated you to reach out to your crowd?
What do you have planned for the rest of your campaign – anything for us to look forward to?
Coming up we want to announce our collaboration with ESR and development of an E-Coli tester.