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Arizona Water Watch

Revised On: March 7, 2024 - 9:00 a.m.

As a desert state, water is one Arizona's most precious resources that people and animals rely on to live and vital to our recreational enjoyment as well. Arizona Water Watch (AZWW) is an ADEQ program driven by volunteers, offering Arizona residents and visitors (age 10+) various ways to help us monitor the health of our waters and inform measures to protect it for future generations.

Calling All Citizen Scientists to Volunteer!

AZWW's volunteer program is for children (age 10+), teens, college students, adults, retirees and ADEQ scientists to work together on scientific research and environmental protection of Arizona waters. Some of the ways you can join as a volunteer include:

Our volunteers' sampling work has helped remove three waterbodies from EPA's impaired waters list. Contact us today to join | Go to Volunteer Toolkit >

Wet-dry mapping rivers and streams helps us learn about Arizona waterways that don't always flow with water. As a wet-dry mapping volunteer with AZWW, you're helping us study and protect water quality in our state. Here's what to do:

Step 1: Start or join a wet-dry mapping event | Email Coordinator >

Step 2: Get trained.

Step 3: Do wet-dry mapping at a river or stream and record the data.

Step 4: Submit the data online and celebrate!

You can clean up trash in and around waterways to help reduce waste from animals attracted by the trash we leave behind. The more animals come "do their business" around our fun and beautiful waters, the more E. coli occurs in the water, which can make humans and animals sick. That's part of why it's so important to pack out your trash.

AZWW coordinates and helps facilitate group trash cleanup events in which volunteers can join together to make a bigger impact. Here's what to do:

Step 1: Start or join a trash cleanup event | Contact Coordinator >

Step 2: Get trained.

Step 3: Clean up trash and record the data.

Step 4: Submit the data and celebrate!

More information coming soon.

On the Go? Download the Mobile App

Smartphone users can easily submit photos and data for any stream, wash, river or lake in the state within a few minutes | Learn About the Mobile App >

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