School Tour Water Testing

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.

Water Sampling

Training Day

These images show a Training Day for our volunteers on how to conduct Water Sampling, led by Professor Ken Whelan

Water quality testing

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.  

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New Weir Sampling

This image shows volunteers Daire and Ian conducting water  sampling just below the new weir constructed below the Sandy Hole.

Invertebrates as indicators

Here is a link to a video showing Freshwater Invertebrates as Indicators of Water Quality - see more information by clicking on this link

Insects Charts

Diagnostic Insect charts

These diagnostic charts show the types of insects used to determine water quality during testing.