ATTENTION! ATTENTION!!! To all our volunteer monitors,
If you click on the Data Entry or Water Data links from our AWW homepage – you are in the right place to enter your AWW data!
It looks different, but it contains the same fields for entering your information and water data as the old form – we hope you like the cleaner look.
If you have any problems, please call (888.844.4785) or email (email@example.com) us. We know that some features still need work and we’re hard at work on them. Don’t forget – we’re here to help if you need us. Also, to help us will you please do the following?
- Send a brief email to firstname.lastname@example.org when you submit data to the AWW website. For example, “Rita Grub just entered three Water Chemistry data records for site codes 07011019, 07011033 and 07011035”
- ALWAYS keep a hard copy of your data so that no matter what happens in Computer-land, your data is not lost!
- If you do have any problem during this transition period, please consider using email to send us your data or an image of your data sheet. We can then enter your data directly into the AWW database!
During the next few weeks, the data entry and access to the Water Data will be somewhat limited. As you continue to monitor your local waters, during this transition period, please be patient with us as we rebuild our Water Data functionality (querying, mapping, and graphing the water data).
And, as always, we extend our gratitude to you – our wonderful water monitors!
Dedicated to Community-Based Watershed Stewardship through Citizen Volunteer Monitoring
Alabama Water Watch (AWW) is a citizen volunteer, water quality monitoring program covering all of the major river basins in Alabama. AWW is a part of the Global Water Watch network.
The AWW vision is to have a citizen monitor on every stream, river, lake and coast in Alabama. The goal of AWW is to foster the development of statewide water quality monitoring by:
- Educating citizens on water issues in Alabama and the world
- Training citizens to use standardized equipment and techniques to gather credible water information using quality assurance protocols.
- Empowering citizens to make a positive impact by using their water monitoring data for environmental education, waterbody restoration and protection, and involvement in watershed stewardship.
AWW receives support from multiple sources including the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, grants from various governmental and private agencies, and contributions from individuals and groups throughout the state.
We invite you to take a few minutes to view AWW’s award winning video, produced in 1998 and digitally enhanced and updated in 2010 (click the ‘Living Downstream’ link below).
This video documents key individuals and efforts in the early days that provided a solid foundation for the formation of a highly-successful statewide volunteer monitoring program, and updates of key success stories that have been built on this foundation.
The success of AWW depends on the volunteerism and commitment of Monitoring Groups. Volunteers may participate in AWW by becoming certified and regularly monitoring their waterbodies. They may also identify problems by analyzing data and taking action steps to resolve water quality problems. Support to monitoring groups, the program and the association is funded, in part, through membership dues, gifts and services.