Creek Watch

Press materials for IBM's Creek Watch iPhone app including photos, videos, infographics and links. New rev. released Monday, March 19, 2012.

Creek Watch is an iPhone application that enables you to help monitor the health of your local watershed. Whenever you pass by a waterway, spend a few seconds using the Creek Watch application to snap a picture and report how much water and trash you see. The data is aggregated and shared with water control boards to help them track pollution and manage water resources. You can explore data that people have contributed at www.creekwatch.org and go ahead and download it at the Apple iTunes store.

Now, you can share your Creek Watch reports on Facebook and Twitter to: 

1) Increase awareness about the environment and watershed protection.

2) Encourage your friends and networks to download the free app and become ‘citizen scientists’ in less than 30 seconds.

More than 4,000 active users in more than 25 countries worldwide are contributing valuable water data to scientists and officials. Several monitoring programs have been put in place by regional water authorities in cities including San Jose, California. You can read about it here

Erick Burress, Citizen Monitoring Coordinator from the State Water Board of California, explains why voluntary water monitoring is important to help improve and protect the environment, and how Creek Watch makes it simple for kids and adults alike. 

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IBM Research created an iPhone application to help local water boards collect and analyze critical data about water. A form of crowdsourcing called Citizen Science, people hiking or biking passed a creek or stream can snap a photo with their phones, answer a few simple questions about the condition of the water, and instantly send it off to their local water authority.

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With the new rev. of the Creek Watch iPhone app, you can share your reports on Facebook and Twitter to increase environmental awareness and influence participation. Check out the demo here. 

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In less than 30 seconds you can contribute valuable information about creeks and streams in your area to water management officials. Copyright IBM Research

In less than 30 seconds you can contribute valuable information about creeks and streams in your area to water management officials. Copyright IBM Research

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Copyright IBM Research

Copyright IBM Research

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Creek Watch iPhone App Gallery

View screen shots of the updated app on Flickr

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Smarter Friday, April 6

Join the creator of Creek Watch, IBM researcher Christine Robson, for a #smarterfriday discussion on the People for a Smarter Planet Facebook page Friday, April 6. Christine will share insights on the motivation to create Creek Watch, what happens to the data, what’s next, and answer any questions about smarter water management. 

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