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IOWATER is a statewide volunteer water quality monitoring program.

Introductory Workshop

Introductory workshops, 8 hours in length, are open to any individual or group that is interested in water quality. Upon completion of the workshop, you will be a certified IOWATER Citizen Monitor. The workshop is based on eight hours training; exact times varying depending on location. Workshop registration fee is $20, which covers all program fees, meals, and testing equipment. Group registration fee is $30 for up to three people; ten dollars for each additional person. The current workshop schedule, registration form, and workshop location information is located on our Calendar of Events page. 

Biological Workshop

Note: You must be a Certified IOWATER Volunteer to register for an IOWATER biological monitoring workshop.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will be certified to conduct Biological Monitoring with the IOWATER Program. The workshop is based on eight hours of training; exact times varying depending on location. Workshop registration fee is $15, which covers all program fees, meals, and testing equipment. Group registration fee is $20 for up to three people; ten dollars for each additional person. The current biological workshop schedule, registration form and workshop location information is located on our Calendar of Events page.

Bacteria Workshop

Note: You must be a Certified IOWATER Volunteer to register for an IOWATER advanced workshop.

Bacteria Monitoring Workshops are open to any Certified IOWATER monitor. Upon completion of the 4-hour workshop, you will be certified to conduct Indicator Bacteria Monitoring with the IOWATER Program. The workshop is based on four hours of training; exact times varying depending on location. Workshop registration fee is $10, which covers all program fees and testing equipment. Group registration fee is $15 for up to three people; ten dollars for each additional person.  The current bacteria workshop schedule, registration form and workshop location information is located on our Calendar of Events page.

If you are interested having a workshop in your area, please contact Mary Skopec, IOWATER coordinator, at Mary.Skopec@dnr.iowa.gov or 319-335-1579.

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