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 […]
We are happy to announce that we’ll be working with Mobile Baykeepers over the next two months to work on a pollution reporting component to our app! Thank you so much to Casi, Cade, Jason and the rest of the team for your enthusiasm and support. Now we have a lot of work to do! […]
Our Spring Plans
Happy World Water Day! Spring is coming, and that means that Canada’s summer season is coming up soon! We’re getting ready for the big thaw too…. and have big plans for our official ‘beta’ launch! We’ve got flyers printed, t-shirts made, and are ready for everyone to try out our app! Our Spring app […]
Water Rangers & Aquahacking in Montreal
Last Tuesday I was lucky enough to speak at the Aquahacking press conference. They’re launching a new campaign for a river: the St. Lawrence in Montreal, and want to get more people involved in protecting our fresh water. Ottawa River was the start… Water Rangers came out of last year’s Aquahacking competition, where our prototype, River […]
Ice in, Ice out!
It’s winter, and not really the time for making freshwater observations… but that’s not really true! Northern folk with cold winters have been measuring Ice on (when ice completely covers a body of water from your particular vantage point) and Ice off (when all ice disappears from the water from that same vantage point). And […]