Utah Water Watch (UWW) is a water quality education and data collection program that seeks to increase awareness about the importance of water quality and promote stewardship of Utah’s aquatic resources.
UWW is managed by USU Water Quality Extension in partnership with the Utah Division of Water Quality. It is a program that allows the public to cooperate with the UT DWQ in monitoring Utah’s lakes and streams.
UWW is an extension of past volunteer monitoring efforts in Utah. For more than 10 years students and volunteers have monitored water quality through successful programs such as Utah Lakes Watch, Utah Stream Team, and Stream Side Science.
Mission & Goals
UWW’s mission is to encourage, educate and engage volunteers in monitoring water quality by providing the knowledge, training, and resources needed to examine the health of Utah’s lakes and streams. The program is dedicated to the collection of credible water quality data for education and watershed management.
UWW’s goals include:
- Recruit and train volunteers to monitor water quality
- Help volunteers collect credible water quality data for the public, schools, and state agencies
- Provide water quality education and resources to give the public skills to monitor Utah's lakes and streams
- Maintain a motivated volunteer monitoring network by providing continual support and feedback
- Store the data in a publicly accessible database and provide interpretation of results