Community-based water quality monitoring workshop, organized by the ERI, 2007

Photo by Dan Dixon

Andrea Encalada PhD., director of the Aquatic Ecology Lab of the San Francisco University in Quito, Ecuador, shows participants of a biological monitoring workshop the finer points on how to collect a sample of aquatic insects. Benthic macro-invertebrate insects were collected from the Tena River using a surber quantitative stream bottom sampler as part of the ERI’s community-based water quality monitoring program that aims to engage and educate the local population about the indicators and measurements used to evaluate the health and condition of their rivers and streams, while establishing baseline information about the integrity of the aquatic ecosystems for scientific and academic interests.

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