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. It 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.
Please note: Data entered in the Water Quality mobile app does not currently (June 2020) sync to the Monitor My Watershed data portal.
- 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.
Visit the WikiWatershed website for help resources for the Water Quality mobile app.
The Water Quality app was originally developed by educators, scientists, and programmers at Northern Kentucky University and the Foundation for Ohio River Education.
Note: Revenue from the sale of the app is used to make version updates, add new features, and for water education programs.