2009 Water Champions


Community Centred Conservation (C3), Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Programme 

C3 collaborated with local communities to conduct WWMD events at three coastal village locations in the Comoros and two coastal village locations in Madagascar. 

Mr. Neakoh Mengyi 

Mr. Mengyi coordinated 14 monitoring events in both the Ndonga Mantung and the Bui divisions of the North West Region, Republic of Cameroon.  


National Environmental Education and Research Foundation 

NEER organized a two-day seminar for water quality stakeholders, donated test kits, and participated in monitoring activities that touched an estimated 700 schoolchildren in Western Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, India.  

Mr. Kalaimani Supramaniam 

Mr. Supramaniam launched a large-scale campaign throughout Malaysia. With support from the state government of Kedah and local civic groups, his efforts touched over 50,000 people in 2009.  


Wollondilly Anglican College 

WAC students conduct routine monitoring of two sites along the Bargo River near their school in New South Wales, Australia. The group reports data collected to the local Streamwatch program.  


Apa Canal 2000 

Apa Canal 2000 (Pitesti and Arges County, Romania) has incorporated WWMD into their own public outreach program, donating test kits to 28 schools and facilitating monitoring at 142 sites.  

Stepanavan Youth Center 

Based in the Lori Region of Armenia, SYC engaged young adults in WWMD activities through its "Water and Youth" exchange program, including participants from Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Greece, and several other European countries.  

North America 

Jewish National Fund 

With funding support from the U.S. Forest Service, JNF engages Jewish schools in the U.S. and Israel in the WWMD program. In 2009, the organization provided kits to 64 schools, bringing the total number of students reached since 2004 to over 19,000.  

Ms. Meg Tabacsko 

On behalf of the New England Water Environment Association, Ms. Tabacsko has spearheaded the WWMD effort in New England (U.S.) for several years. In 2009, participation grew to involve 37 schools/groups, over 40 sites, and more than 1000 children.  

South America 

Escuela de Enseñanza Media N° 3007 "FIGHIERA" 

The school (Sante Fe Province, Argentina) overcame shipping and scheduling obstacles to perform monitoring concurrently with groups in Spain and Sweden. Students shared their experiences through school papers and YouTube videos.  

Ms. Veronica Toledo 

Working as an intern for WWMD partner COPAS-AquaSendas, Ms. Toledo was instrumental in expanding the coverage of the Chilean WWMD '09 initiative, particularly in the fjord region of southern Patagonia.