URI Watershed Watch Quality Assurance

URI Watershed Watch data are intended to be used by the local programs that help support it, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), Rhode Island Department of Health (RIHealth), the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and others. That means that the data  must be credible and meet the needs of these organizations. URI Watershed Watch ensures the quality of our data through our Quality Assurance Project Plans or QAPPs which are approved by both RIDEM and USEPA. These QAPPs document the Who, What, When, Where,Why and How our monitoring occurs.

Here are our approved QAPPs*:

*These QAPPs are available for use in the development of your own QAPP. Please recognize that working through the process of determining your own data requirements and quality control methods is essential in creating a plan that will meet your needs.