On Feb. 14, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and International Water Association (London) relaunched the newly dubbed World Water Monitoring Challenge™ along with an updated and interactive website. The name of the event, formerly known as World Water Monitoring Day™, was changed to encourage year-round involvement, with monitoring ongoing from March 22 until the end of the year. The program encourages groups around the world to test the quality of their waterways, share their findings, and protect our most precious resource. In 2011, the international program recorded nearly 340,000 participants worldwide. The program’s primary sponsors include the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Xylem Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.), and Smithfield Foods (Smithfield, Va.).