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RiverWatch is now live on PledgeMe! Any pledge you're able to make brings us one step closer to saving New Zealand's freshwater.


Pledge Now

Want to help save our Rivers, lakes and streams? Be part of the community lead change and support RiverWatch on PledgeMe.

There are great rewards and you can be part of a nationwide movement to monitor our freshwater.


RiverWatch Water Tester provides the solution to Aotearoa New Zealand’s worsening river and freshwater quality. A sentinel in our rivers, RiverWatch remotely monitors and records water quality, safeguarding the future of New Zealand's freshwater.

Awarded the WWF Conservation Innovation Award 2016 and a finalist in the 2017 Wellington Gold Awards, RiverWatch is equipped with unique probes, that monitor a variety of water quality data, including pH level, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen.

Riverwatch is designed for New Zealand conditions. It is solar-powered and able to be remotely monitored, and is suited for temporary or permanent site applications. The base unit is constructed using quality componentry for real-world application in New Zealand rivers and at one tenth the cost of current monitoring.

Designed and manufactured by a New Zealand-based not-for-profit, Riverwatch will be available at a minimal cost, currently estimated at $2,000 per unit. Income from RiverWatch goes directly back to conservation innovation, research and development for future generations of New Zealanders.

RiverWatch has gained support from water scientists, regional and local councils, citizen scientists, community groups, iwi organisations, farmers and fishermen – within New Zealand and internationally.

RiverWatch is supported by

Forest & Bird
Fish & Game
Landcare Research
Callaghan Innovation
Wellington Gold Awards
Victoria University
Federated Farmers
Ink Group
Wellington Regional Council
Horizons Regional Council


Keeping a watch on New Zealand's rivers 

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