Close this search box.

Fifteenth Water Quality Day of Puerto Rico concludes successfully

Last Saturday, April 1, 2023, we had our fifteenth Water Quality Day of Puerto Rico. Thank you for making this the largest participatory science event on the Island!  Over 880 people took water samples from more than 180 monitoring stations, documenting parameters such as pH, turbidity, temperature, and nitrate, oxygen and phosphate levels. This data shows an instance of the state of these bodies of water during that day.

Data map for 2023

Estaciones seleccionadas para monitorear
DMCA 2023

The documented results will be part of Earth Echo’s World Water Challenge, an international database fed by citizen scientists like you. You can see the history of submitted data from all over the world, at:

This event is possible thanks to you.

We thank all the participants of the Water Quality Day, who took the initiative to raise awareness about the importance of keeping our water bodies clean. We also recognize the entities, organizations and agencies that made the organization of this event possible: EarthEcho, Region 2 and Caribbean of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA) of Puerto Rico, the PR Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, Ford Donaciones Ambientales, and MAPFRE Puerto Rico.

To the collaborators who provided their spaces for the realization of the training workshops: Surfrider Foundation Rincón, DRNA, Institute of Environmental Engineers of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Ponce Health Sciences University, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Bayamón, Barranquitas and Fajardo Campuses, Sea Grant Puerto Rico, Las Salinas Interpretive Center, Taller Comunidad La Goyco, Unidos por el Ambiente, Fundación Segarra Boerman and the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan;  Thank you for your patronage.

To the institutions that accompanied us during the launch of the event and the Family Day in the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve, and who formed and convened their groups:

MAPFRE Puerto Rico, the Community Water Network, Arrecife Pro-Ciudad, Inc., Bats Conservation Program, Organización Pro-Ambiente Sustentable (OPAS), and Scuba Dogs Society; thank you!

We also thank the Wildlife Refuges of the reservoirs of La Plata, Toa Alta, Cerrillo, Ponce, Guajataca, and Quebradillas, which participated in this event offering educational activities through these spaces of the DRNA.

To the families, community groups and institutions that accompanied us during that day:

American Chemical Society (ACS), Amigos de Bagua, ASHIEV, Cabacoop, Caribbean university, Circo Libélula, Club Ambiental- The School of San Juan, Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico, CROZIER-Turismo-Comunidad, DRNA, Esc. Elvira M. Colón Negrón, Escuela Daskalos, Escuela Ángel G. Quintero Alfaro, Escuela Dr. Juan B. Soto, Escuela Marta Vélez de Fajardo, Escuela Secundaria de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Escuela Vocacional Bernardino Cordero Bernanrd, Escuela Central High, Estudiantes de UPR UTUADO, FPA, Fundación Luis Muñoz Marín, Guaitiao de Atabey, Hacienda Defendini, Horne Puerto Rico, Iglesia Cristiana Discípulos de Cristo en Soñadora, Ponce Health Sciences University, Para la Naturaleza, RVS Embalse La Plata, Salvemos A Playuela, Scientific Minds Science Club del Colegio San Agustín de Cabo Rojo, Sea Grant, SEUC (Sociedad de Estudiantes Unidos por las Ciencias), Sociedad Espeleológica de Puerto Rico, Taller Comunidad La Goyco, Taller Ecológico de Puerto Rico, Titanes Swimming Club, Trujillanos, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Bayamón, Universidad interamericana, Urban Science Club/ American Military Academy Y Villa Comunitaria CROZIER.


Close this search box.

¡Gracias por suscribirte!

Comenzarás a recibir nuestras actualizaciones a partir de este próximo viernes.