Author: Kat

Seeking Francophone/Bilingual Summer Student

We are looking for a passionate Francophone (or fluently bilingual) student to help us out for 9 weeks this summer. You will get the opportunity to learn a lot from a small start-up non-profit: We have great partnerships with local groups such as Ottawa Riverkeeper, RVCA, and MVCA. You will be helping us make more […]

Announcing… Ontario 150 Testkits!

Canada’s heritage was shaped by wilderness, but most people don’t actively notice it in the bustle of everyday modern life. Through this testkit program, we are teaching new and existing water stewards about water quality and then they will go out and be in nature. By visiting these same spots monthly, they will begin to appreciate […]

Testing pH teststrips!

“It looks like a science lab in here!” Ollie noted, but he didn’t seem surprised. We’ve devoted a whole testkit area in our house and the shelves are already stuffed with my ‘tests’; we both know the madness has only just begun. I had pulled out every type of pH strip I had purchased and they […]

Filtering the map, Regions, Gamification and data downloads!

This has been a busy year for Water Rangers, and thanks to our friends, Mobile Baykeeper, we received funding from the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program in order to create features to make Water Rangers more useful for groups in coastal Alabama. Thank you so much Mobile Bay Estuary Program! We have been able to do […]

Thank you, Ontario Trillium Foundation!

Because of Ontario Trillium Foundation, we were able to improve our app, conduct user testing and grow our platform over the past 6 months. Without Ontario Trillium Foundation, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Last night, we celebrated our 1st birthday alongside thanking OTF for their support. We created this report to celebrate our successes:   […]

Thank you, Ocean Explorers!

This summer, as part of Ottawa Wavemakers (sponsored by Hub Ottawa and WWFCanada) we ran a program to send Ottawa residents to test oceans on their holidays. It was such a great success, and we were overwhelmed by how many people wanted to test the waters. Because of this program, we were able to try out […]

Introducing…. Issue reporting!

Well, we have had a busy summer, both with excursions but also with new features. We have just released our newest big feature: issue reporting. What it does is create a timeline for incidents that may happen around the waterways. It will be particularly useful for the RVCA Algae Watch to show the length of time that […]

Do you want to work with us this summer?

Water Rangers (https://waterrangers.ca) is a non-profit organisation based in Ottawa that is developing a user friendly platform for members of the public to collect observations for rivers, lakes, and streams. Water Rangers’ web app allows users to explore, contribute, analyse and then act on the water data being collected so that more people can get […]

Join us for our official launch with Ottawa Riverkeeper!

Ottawa Riverkeeper launches citizen science web app Sharing data, empowering river stewards Join Ottawa Riverkeeper (Sentinelle de la rivière des Outaouais) and award-winning hackers on the shores of the Ottawa River for the official launch of the new Water Rangers web app. Armed with a mobile phone and a water quality test kit, citizen scientists […]

Thank you, Ontario Trillium Fund!

Hurrah! We have been lucky enough to receive an Ontario Trillium Fund seed grant to help us get the testing and partnerships we need to import more data, make new partnerships, learn more protocols, pay for hosting, improve our user’s experiences, add features and lots more! Our summer program is already in motion! Our funding starts in […]