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World Water Monitoring Day educates students

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The City celebrated its annual World Water Monitoring Day last week in Makiki.

WWMD is an international education program that builds awareness and involvement in protecting water resources by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water.

Students here in Hawaii sampled at two sites: the Makiki Pump Station and Magic Island.

A total of 270 eighth-grade students and science teachers from Washington Intermediate School performed a visual assessment of Makiki's watershed. 

The goal was to increase awareness of the impact peoples' behaviors have on the quality of Makiki Stream, Ala Wai Canal and the ocean.

Sampling stations added hands-on experience for the students to test for a core set of water quality parameters including temperature, acidity, clarity and dissolved oxygen.

A year-end report will be posted on the World Water Monitoring Day Web site in December.

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