Mission & Vision
What is Alabama Water Watch
Alabama Water Watch is a citizen volunteer, water quality monitoring program covering all of the major river basins of the state. The mission of AWW is to improve both water quality and water policy through citizen monitoring and action. Established in 1992, AWW is a national model for citizen involvement in watershed stewardship, largely because of its three interrelated components: citizen monitoring groups, a university-based program, and a non-profit association. AWW uses EPA-approved monitoring plans with a community-based approach to train citizens to monitor conditions and trends of their local waterbodies. With a “data-to-action” focus, AWW helps volunteers collect, analyze, and understand their data to make positive impacts.
About Our Logo
It’s not a shrimp… It’s a Water Spirit!
The AWW logo is an aquatic insect called a caddisfly. This
particular caddisfly is named Hydropsyche, and is an
important member of stream communities throughout Alabama.
The name Hydro-psyche means “Water-Spirit”.
The caddisfly is, therefore, a fitting symbol of the growing “spirit”
of involvement, enthusiasm and concern for Alabama’s water
resources that citizens have shown through Alabama Water Watch.
Get Our App
To make data entry and data submission more accessible and field-friendly to our volunteer monitors!
The Alabama Water Watch Mobile App allows all currently certified monitors to submit monitoring data AND new site information using your device’s geolocation services right from the field. Certified monitors can also view watershed maps, monitoring site locations, and water quality data in the App. Simply login with your login credentials already provided to you by the AWW Program Office (this is the same username and password used to submit data on the AWW website).
New monitors: please note that you are still required to send in a hard copy or scanned version of your first set of data and all new site forms to our office. If you submit data from the app, please indicate you have done so in the comments section of the data form.Download Download
Have questions regarding the AWW Mobile App? Please contact the AWW Office at (888)844-4785 or by email at email@example.com.