Water Monitoring Fundamentals

This online training course is intended to provide volunteers with the necessary training, skills and knowledge to conduct meaningful water quality monitoring. In order to begin the course, register for an account via the Login page. If your community group is not listed in the drop-down menu that appears upon sign-up, email us to create a group for you. Once this group is created, you may then register for an account and receive access to the training Modules.

There is a test at the end of each Module, and you must score 100% in order to pass the test. The training and certification is currently supported by Atlantic Water Network.

Cyanobacteria Basics

Cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, are a major concern within freshwater environments in Canada and around the world, and community members play an important role in reporting the potential presence of harmful blooms in their local rivers and lakes. This module provides an overview of cyanobacteria and a guide for community members to safely perform visual surveys.

This module was prepared by ACAP Saint John, a longstanding Atlantic Water Network community partner. Learn more about ACAP Saint John at www.acapsj.org.

Water Data Management

Proper data management is essential in all parts of a water monitoring program – from data collection to data communication. This course will guide you through the development of a strong data management plan and incorporate strategies to properly manage your data in the field, on the computer, and during the data sharing process. This course was developed as a collaboration between Atlantic Water Network and longstanding community partners, ACAP Saint John and DataStream Initiative.

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