May 10, 2016

Launch of the Pisces Foundation & Intel Corporation Water Quality Monitoring Survey

Inexpensive and easy to access information on water quality is essential to empowering people to safeguard their health and the environment.  As described in my February 2016 blog post, the Pisces Foundation with assistance from the Intel Corporation has embarked on a project to evaluate the use of low cost technology to collect and transfer information on water quality conditions.

As part of the first phase, we are requesting that community members and organizations who monitor water quality participate in a survey that will take 10- 40 minutes, depending on the depth of their activities, to determine water quality technology uses and needs.

We hope you will contribute your expertise by participating in the online survey. Responses would be appreciated by June 10th. Click here to begin [UPDATE: Link removed due to survey date expiration].

At the conclusion of the first phase of this nationwide survey, we will post a summary of the findings on the Pisces Foundation webpage.

Based on analysis of the survey results, a second phase of the project will focus on finding ways to stimulate improvements in technology development and deployment. The survey will be used to share information with nonprofits about water quality monitoring technologies of which they may not now be aware and may also be used to spur the development or dissemination of new low cost monitoring technologies.

This project has been guided by an accomplished Steering Committee and I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their assistance and look forward to working with them as we move forward.

Your participation in this important survey can help shape future low cost methods to collect and disseminate water quality information.  If you have any questions, please contact Verna Harrison, Project Manager ( 410-562-9840.)