The Mainstream Network is a core service offered by the Water Data Collaborative and is hosted at the Commons. The goal of the Network is to use the collective knowledge across everyone contributing to community science water monitoring efforts to amplify the impact of community science data on addressing water issues. You, the idividuals building incredible monitoring programs on water bodies worldwide, are encouraged to bring your knowledge and your needs to this network. The Mainstream Network is built for you as a safe harbor or reservoir for you to connect, share, question and grow.
Members of the community water science sector now have a centralized and collaborative space for all things community water quality monitoring: the Mainstream Network. The Water Data Collaborative launched the Mainstream Network to foster information sharing, community building, and data amplification across all community science initiatives.
The WDC believes that when we pool our knowledge and our needs we can create incredible stories and outcomes from community science data. In our first year, we hope to welcome 500 members of the community monitoring sector onto this platform and 100 organizations. We cannot do it alone, just like we cannot help every group achieve data success singlehandedly. Join, invite your colleagues and your partners, and let’s showcase how powerful community science is to moving the needle on water quality issues across the US and around the world .