Powerful feature sets that grow with you

Water Reporter is operated by Chesapeake Commons, a nonprofit whose mission is to
provide powerful software to those working to improve water quality and the environment. We are continually working to
roll out additional features that bolster your work. Your Water Reporter subscription covers the direct costs that further
the platform such as hosting, maintenance, and support.
Free / forever


  • Share geo-located reports
  • Manage profile
  • Share reports with groups
  • Access comment threads
  • Share to social media outets
  • Contribute to campaigns
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  • All premium features
  • Water quality monitoring maps
  • Light-weight data management
  • Water quality protocol implementation
  • Embedable water quality maps
  • Access volunteer info
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Mobilize your volunteers with a premium account

Premium is the ideal plan for growing programs and organizations aiming to create a culture of volunteers that contribute to data collection campaigns. A premium account gives you and your team access to a central dashboard that allows your organization to:

  • Create embeddable maps of posts shared with your organization
  • Moderate posts from your volunteers
  • Track pollution report status and notify others of resolution
  • Download report data shared with your organization
  • Manage data collection campaigns
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Campaigns allow data collection to connect with anyone

Whether you’re engaging volunteers to share observations on wild and scenic places, sea level rise, or muddy water from erosion, campaigns can help you aggregate the data you need in the format and structure that works best for your organization. We’ll handle setup and design so you can focus on the important stuff like outreach, trainings, and getting everyone to contribute.

Leaderboards and Stats

Easily view your biggest data campaign contributors, post count, and groups affiliated with your collection effort.

Campaign Forms

Work with our team to rapidly deploy custom data collection forms that emulate your organization’s field sheets.

Volunteer Confirmations

Everyone likes a pat on the back from time to time, our in-app confirmations allow you thank your volunteers for their contribution

Create Live Monitoring Maps with Flow

Sharing a simple map of your monitoring sites and results shouldn’t be a six month thought exercise. Water Reporter’s pro account enables users to upload a standardized data set of sites and readings to create a portable map that can be shared anywhere.

Leave a Note

Tell your volunteers anything they need to know about the results of the last monitoring run.

Water Reporter Posts

Include a dynamic layer of Water Reporter posts shared by your volunteers

Share Maps Anywhere

Embed your monitoring map in your website, post to Water Reporter, and other platforms

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