FULLY BOOKED - RiverDip Volunteer Training Workshop in Aalst, 12 October 2020

Find out more about our RiverDip citizen programme and how you can measure phosphate levels in your local waterway

One ambition of our project is to raise public awareness about the water quality in rivers and canals across the North Sea Region through citizen science.

In this context, a team based at the University of Hull (UK) has developed the "RiverDip" dipstick, which can be used to determine the ortho-phosphate content in waterways. An increase in phosphate contributes to eutrophication or over-fertilization of the watercourses.

The aim of the RiverDip citizen science programme is to train volunteers to gain insight into the phosphate problems in as many watercourses as possible in the North Sea Region. The result of the RiverDip dipsticks are forwarded using the accompanying RiverDip app, where they are checked and then displayed on an online map on our Tools and Resources web page here: https://northsearegion.eu/sullied-sediments/tools-and-resources/

The Flemish Environment Agency will host a workshop called, "Use of the RiverDip app for determining phosphate," on Monday, 12 October 2020, from 13:30 to 16:30, in Aalst. The workshop will be given by Prof. dr. Mark Lorch, professor of Public Engagement and Science Communication, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Technology at the University of Hull, UK.

As of 24 September 2020, the workshop was fully subscribed. We will make an announcement if any places become available.