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FreshWater Watch at Tung Chung River on 29 Apr – Please join us!

April 12, 2017

 

 

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We would like to invite you to our engaging Citizen Science Programme – FreshWater Watch. In this program, we will visit Tung Chung River, the “ecologically important river” for field observation, and collect real time fresh water data to analyze and study the freshwater issues.

Date: 29 Apr 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 13:00-18:00
Target participants: Interested Family (Children aged 12 or above) & Students (Secondary 3 or above) & Public
*Note 1: For those below 18-year-old, parental accompaniment is required
*Note 2: All participants are required to sign up a liability agreement. We will send you a soft copy for reference before the event and provide the hard copy on the day of the event.

Venue: The Hong Kong Buddhist Association Chan Ma Mee York Memorial Camp & Tung Chung River
Rendezvous; Gather at Tung Chung MTR station Exit D
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free

*Please RSVP by 25 Apr 2017 (Tuesday) (A confirmation email will be sent upon successful registration by 28 Apr)


Content:

• Find out about critical global and local water issues and how you can take personal action;
• Work alongside the Earthwatch research team conducting research in a local river, stream or pond;
• Input your research results to help build a global picture of information about water quality and quantity;
• Learn how to carry out freshwater research tasks yourself in the future and start demonstrating to others;
• Receive instructions and materials to help you to carry out further research


Event Details:

FreshWater Watch is a global citizen science project. We encourage citizen scientists collecting real time water data in streams, rivers, ponds to study the healthy status of the global freshwater body and support our scientific research. There have already been 8000 participants participating in our programme and 17000 sets of freshwater data since the commencement of our 5 year freshwater plan in 2012. In Hong Kong, more than 300 citizen scientists joined our training to be qualified in collecting data in 15 different streams and rivers to study the fresh water body quarterly. We have gathered around 600 sets of data to be analyzed by Earthwatch’s scientists and experts at Hong Kong Open University. The result findings will be continuously presented in a thesis as a reference for governments and other policy makers to enhance the fresh water stewardship.

To know more details about freshwater watch programme and the latest news, please visit our website (http://www.earthwatch.org.hk) and FreshWater Watch datamap (https://freshwaterwatch.thewaterhub.org/content/data-map).