Sustainable Development Goals
- Founded: August 2015
- Organizational Structure: non-profit
- Home base: Impact Hub in Ottawa
- Sector: Education, Environment, Technology
Number of observations recorded in over 2,000 location in Canada, United States and Mexico
Number of youth trained in how to conduct water quality tests in 2017 and 2018
% of people that had never tested water before
First prototype won the Aquahacking Competition
Officially became a non-profit organization. Launched platform for open data and citizen science.
Launched first testkit program to explore oceans
Launched iOS and Android apps to collect data offline.
Place at permanent exhibition at Museum of Science & Technology. Published reports on how testing water changes behaviours. Released initial results to help validate citizen monitoring with Carleton University.
Over 1,000 registered users in 83 groups are monitoring waterways, from Northwest Territories to British Columbia to Newfoundland, as well as in United States and Mexico!
Technology to read colorimetric tests (including test strips and sensors) will make our kits even more relevant. We’re also launching a new version of our website that teaches people what they need to know to launch their own monitoring program.
Water Rangers is an active participant in our business ecosystem. Here are a few of the services they’ve used:
- Program : Courses
An introduction to Water Rangers at Aquahacking
Kat Kavanagh presented at Aquahacking in Montreal. We showed why it's important to reconnect citizens to data and the waterbodies they love, plus a progress update on what we've been doing.