Event: Webinar - Volunteer Monitoring: Building Credibility
Date:Wed, Jan 17th 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
A National Water Quality Monitoring Council Webinar Series
Featuring a presentation by Linda Green, Program Director of University of Rhode Island's Watershed Watch and Jinnie Monismith, Assistant Director of the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring.
The ultimate goal of most volunteer monitoring programs is to ensure that well-trained volunteers collect data of known quality. Despite decades of demonstrating that volunteers can and do collect representative data, government agencies, scientists and often the general public are sometimes reluctant to use data not collected by “experts”. Therefore, volunteer water quality monitoring programs must work especially hard to build and maintain credibility – some have even said, “twice as hard for half the recognition.” From equipment testing, to study design, to internal/external methods, this session will provide an overview of quality assurance and quality control methods used by many programs to substantiate the credibility of their data.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event. Register online.
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