More Water Quality Parameters, Visual Assessment Data, and More!
Knowing the importance of volunteer collected data, the West Virginia Water Research Institute set out to develop a truly secure and scalable database that volunteer organizations could use, not only their participation in the 3RQ program, but also for their own water quality data management needs.
The original QUEST Data Management Tool allowed for the capture of three water quality parameters – pH, conductivity, and water temperature. The NEW and IMPROVED QUEST Data Management Tools will allow for the collection of various field parameters as well as chemical parameters.
In addition to these already implemented updates, several other improvements are also in the works. Namely, a Visual Assessment Tool that and the ability to upload data logger data.
Anticipated incorporation of these additional components will be in the coming months, with a target release date of Spring 2013.
Input from watershed groups is certainly appreciated, so If your group is interested in discussing the QUEST Data Management Tool’s capabilities for managing data logger data, or your curious to see the Visual Assessment Tool, contact:
3RQ Program Manager Melissa O’Neal for more information.