Great British Water Watch (GBWW)

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The Great British Water Watch (GBWW) is a citizen science project run by Waterwise to collect information on household water use. 

Sign me up! Please send my GBWW Pack

Members of your household will be citizen scientists collecting information on your water use for 1 week. You will be sent your Great British Water Watch Pack, which contains different coloured water watch cards to use around your home.

Waterwise will use the information collected in this citizen science project to better understand how people use water in their homes.

What does the GBWW involve?

Becoming a GBWW scientist is easy!

Once you have signed your household up to the Great British Water Watch then we will send your GBWW pack via post. Your pack will contain:

-A project guide with all the details you need - you can also download it here.

-Different coloured water watch cards for 3 different areas of your home where water is used: blue for the bathroom, orange for the kitchen/utility and green for the garden/outdoor space

-A project feedback form

-A pre-paid envelope for you to send everything back to us

Each of the 3 coloured water watch cards has a tally chart with the various water using activities typically carried out in that room. Over the course of a week members of the household simply tally (|||| ||) various activities on the water watch card every time they carry them out - brushing their teeth for example.

Once you have filled your cards in for a week, simply post them back by popping the water watch cards, feedback form (and permission slip if required) into the pre-paid envelope provided in your project pack.

Get Involved

It is easy to become a Great British Water Watcher - fill out this on-line sign-up form and we will send out your pack with everything you need:

Great British Water Watch - Sign-Up Form

IF you'd like to find out more, please download the GBWW Project Guide.

If you have a questions about any aspect of the GBWW project then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing Dani:

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