The Water Quality mobile app is a water-monitoring data-collection and learning tool designed for use by educators and their students, citizen scientists, and researchers. The app helps users log and share data they collect in the field, interpret the data through learning pop-ups, and export it to create databases.
Available for Apple (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android (phones and tablets) mobile devices, this app includes data entry, identification, and learning features about chemical (e.g. dissolved oxygen, E. coli, pH, nitrate, turbidity), physical (e.g. water temperature, turbidity), and biological (digital field guide to macroinvertebrates) water-quality parameters.
- Site profile information including a map of your location and ability to save pictures.
- Chemical and physical water-quality parameters for assessing stream health.
- Over 20 pictures, sketches, and descriptions of aquatic macroinvertebrates to aid in identification and calculation of pollution-tolerance indices.
- Printable data report and export function to create water-quality databases.
The Water Quality Mobile App is part of the WikiWatershed® Toolkit, a Stroud Water Research Center initiative to help citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, researchers, educators, and students advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water.