These images are from a school visit by Rang 6 and Muinteoir Carthaigh from Gaelscoil Cluain Dolcain to see how our volunteers test for water quality. The children had an opportunity to identify the creatures found in the samples.
These images show a Training Day for our volunteers on how to conduct Water Sampling, led by Professor Ken Whelan
Some of our Volunteers were trained by Professor Ken Whelan to conduct Water Quality Tests in the river. These tests are conducted regularly and the results of the tests are shared with DCU Water Institute Backdrop Project.
For more information click here - https://dcuwater.ie/backdrop/
This image shows volunteers Daire and Ian conducting water sampling just below the new weir constructed below the Sandy Hole.
Here is a link to a video showing Freshwater Invertebrates as Indicators of Water Quality - see more information by clicking on this link
These diagnostic charts show the types of insects used to determine water quality during testing.
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