September 18

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Today in Science

World Water Monitoring Day

The goal of World Water Monitoring Day is to educate people the world over on the importance of monitoring water quality. The occasion has been used as a global outreach program that encourages local communities to test and maintain their water supplies in order to make sure their water is safe for drinking, swimming, fishing, and farming. This day is coordinated by the Water Environment Federation and the International Water Association across more than 80 countries.

Knowing the condition of an area’s water supply is very important, because of how vital a resource water is for daily living both for humans and for ecosystems and their inhabitants.

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