Start a testing group

Starting a new monitoring group?

Beyond setting up on the Water Rangers platform to collect data, it is important to consider…

  • What is your goal in monitoring? Is there a particular issue you’re worried about, or are you trying to create baseline data? This matters when selecting sample locations and frequency. For example, if you’re worried about pollution, you may test in an uncontaminated location and at the point source.
  • Who is responsible? For the plan and making sure protocols are being followed.
  • How much time do you plan to devote to testing? Testing takes time!
  • Which protocol will you follow? On Water Rangers, you can specify your group’s protocol by customizing the form to your data points. You can also follow the Water Rangers’ protocol if you’re using the Water Rangers’ kit.

Adding your group to Water Rangers

It’s free to have a group on our platform.

To sign up your group, the first thing you’ll need to do is create an account on our data platform.

Once you’ve created an account, follow our step by step instructions to get your group set up.

How to set up your group

Some great group examples

Group FAQs

Certainement! Tu trouveras de l’information sur comment créer ton groupe ici . C’est un excellent moyen d’informer les gens de votre protocole de test et de gérer les différents testeurs dans le groupe.

L’administrateur du groupe dispose de nombreux privilèges. Il peut:

  • Créer une région de test pour que les gens sachent où vous testez l’eau.
  • Inviter des utilisateurs à faire partie de votre groupe.
  • Télécharger les données pour tout votre groupe.
  • Modifier les observations des autres membres du groupe si vous trouvez une erreur.

The administrator of your group has the power change observations from other members. It’s a great way to do quality assurance of your own data. If you are the administrator of a group, you should see the option to edit an observation at the bottom left. Here’s how:

L’administrateur de ton groupe a le pouvoir de faire des changements aux observations des différents membres de ton groupe. C’est un excellent moyen de garantir la qualité de vos données. Si tu es l’administrateur d’un groupe, tu devrais voir l’option de modification d’une observation en bas à gauche du menu. Voici comment:

L’administrateur de ton groupe a le pouvoir de faire des changements aux observations des différents membres de ton groupe. C’est un excellent moyen de garantir la qualité de vos données. Si tu es l’administrateur d’un groupe, tu devrais voir l’option de modification d’une observation en bas à gauche du menu. Voici comment:

You certainly can! You can learn all about creating a group here. It’s a great way to let people know your testing protocol and manage different testers in your group.

The group administrator has a lot of privileges. They can:

  • Create a testing region to let people know where you’re testing the water.
  • Invite users to be part of your group.
  • Download the data for all your group.
  • Edit any observations from other members in the group if you find a mistake.

Volunteering FAQs

C’est génial! Nous cherchons toujours plusd’histoires . Tu peux nous contacter, assure-toi de nous raconter ton histoire et nous te contacterons! Nous aimons mettre les histoires de nos testeurs sur notre site Web et nos médias sociaux.

Nous adorons établir des partenariats avec des personnes compétentes qui ont quelque chose à partager avec notre communauté. Contacte-nous et en discuterons! Nous pouvons travailler à faire unecourte vidéo expliquant un certain paramètre de l’eau, ou écrire quelque chose pour notreblog.

That’s great! We’re always looking for more stories for our blog. You can contact us, make sure to tell us your story and we’ll be in touch! Other than sharing stories on our blog, we also like to feature stories on our social media accounts, so please send pictures, too!

We love partnering with knowledgeable people that have something to share with our community. Reach out to us and let’s discuss it more! We can work on making a short video explaining a certain water parameter that you test for together, or write something for our blog.

Amazing! We always encourage people to start testing the water in what ever way is available to them! You can get one of our testkits or you can start gathering other data with equipment you have on hand. Your eyes are your best tool! You can go observe:

  • The water and the shoreline
  • Animals, plants, and fish you see
  • Does the water level look low, normal or high?
  • If you have a thermometer, you can easily measure the air and water temperature and record that as well.

You can also reach out to local environmental groups and see how they’re testing the water and ask if they need help.

[Water Rangers] has allowed us to collect baseline water samples at strategic points along our river, as our community faces a proposed mine which will sump into the river… this program gave the community a sense that we are proactively protecting the river we love, in case the mine is approved. It has given us confidence that if it is approved, we have baseline data, and can hold industry to a higher standard.

Sarah, tester from New Brunswick