Citizen Scientist Participation

15th to 26th of April 2019

Water sampling by citizen scientists

Uisce Salach (Dirty Water)

Uisce Salach, Dirty Water

Call for participants

Following the success on World Water day, for the next phase of the Uisce Salach (Dirty Water) project, we have issued more water test kits for citizen scientists to participate in the project.

For 2 weeks, 15th of April to 26th of April, participants can pick up test kit and instructions from Science Gallery.

Completed samples are to be returned to Science Gallery either Wednesday or Friday each week, before 12:00 noon, and will then be picked up by our collaborating laboratory.

We are inviting the public as citizen scientists to gather water samples anywhere along the River Liffey and its tributaries. We will analyse all samples and use the data to construct a new artwork - Uisce Salach.

Sign up!

If you would like to participate, please email:

Get your sampling kit

Pick up your water sample kit at the Reception of Science Gallery Dublin (Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2), any time between 09:00 and 17:00.


You can download Instructions and your Water Sample Form from THIS LINK.

The completed water sample and the sample form should be returned to Science Gallery Dublin, ideally the same day as the sample was taken.


You will receive a detailed report about your water sample in mid-May. All water samples will be used for shaping the new multimedia art work Uisce Salach (Dirty Water).

Data protection

All data collected in this project will be anonymised and only used for creating an artwork.