Nearshore Americas

New Technology Monitors Water Quality and Levels in Amazon Basin

The waters of the Amazon are being monitored in an effort to gather and share information on various regions of the biome. Conservify is one of the partners of the Citizen Science project and has placed four of its Aquakits at locations such as the Mamirauá and Amanã’s Sustainable Development Reserves. Water quality, variations and water levels are important criteria for conservation and management of water systems.

The Aguakits, which are being used for the first time, are composed of meteorological stations and sensors that can measure variables such as precipitation parameters, electrical conductivity, relative humidity, and so on. This helps in understanding the correlations between the ecosystems and environmental changes in the Amazon, caused either by natural or human factors. 

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José Pedro Abreu

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