Spread the word! Creek Watch is an iPhone application that enables users to monitor the special case of your local watershed - area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place.
This application allows you to report the situation of the creek in your community. Just as Kevin Winterfield, from starterplanet.com, blogged:
"With IBM’s Creek Watch iPhone app, members of the community can easily become ‘citizen scientists,’ and in 4 easy steps, make a difference: snap a photo, and select the water level, the water flow and the amount of trash nearby. The app provides three easy buttons to choose from as indicators, and even gives you explanations of each."
The data submitted by these "citizen scientists" helps environmental groups and agencies manage water resources and plan environmentally friendly programs that might help solve the problems. Another benefit would be raising awareness of the issue among locals.
This is when we say: TECH is AWESOME! If you have an iPhone try it out, and let us know about your own experience
TH!NK ABOUT IT!
(Andrea Arzaba, February 2011)