Water Rangers is open to everyone.

You can use Water Rangers to record data about oceans, rivers, lakes and streams.

How to use Water Rangers

Water Rangers is designed to be easy for anyone to use. We also have an app for iOS and Android. One of the cool things about our app is that you can use it to upload data even when you don't have internet access!

Here is a walk-through of some of our main features

I don't know anything about water... where should I start?

To get started, we suggest looking for an established community-based water monitoring program near you. Need help finding one? Let us know where you're located, and we'll do our best to make a recommendation.

If you want to start testing on your own, or if you want to establish your own group, we can help with that too. Check out our online store to find the perfect equipment for your needs.

I want to start recording data

Great! First you'll need to sign up for an account. Once you've signed up, you're ready to go.

Adding observations

You can either add data to an existing location or to a location that you create. To find out if someone has already created a location where you perform your tests, search for your location on the map.

To add data to an existing location, simply click on that location, then click "add observation." If you want to creat a new location to add your observation to, simply click on the map, and then click "create a new location."

Reporting issues

Issues are a great way to track problems over time. You can use Water Rangers to report things like pollution, algal blooms, water quality issues, shoreline alterations, wildlife problems (like excessive fish deaths), and more.

To report an issue, simply follow the same steps that you would for recording an observation, but click "report an issue" instead.

All about groups

How do I start my own monitoring group?

Simply fill out this form and we'll get your started. It's free to host a group on our platform.

Some great group examples:

My group has existing data we'd like to import...

No problem! Just contact us and we'll work with you to get your data imported.

Still have questions?

No problem! If you're still unsure about how to use the Water Rangers platform, check out our training resources. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page, or contact us.