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Meet Pawan Giri (Citizen Scientist Story #3)

We’re excited to present our third interview with one of our citizen scientists that we have the privilege of working with to collect important data about water resources in the Kathmandu Valley! Hope you enjoy Q: What is your name?  A: My name is Pawan Giri. Q: How old are you?  A: I’m 21 years…
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Data Making a Difference – Flow Measurement at Stone Spouts (Science Story #3)

The overall objective of SmartPhones4Water’s work in the Kathmandu Valley is to assist with generating the data required to guide water management decisions and allow for wise stewardship of water resources, and it has a rather long time scale associated with it. You need continuous data over an extensive period of time to understand how available…
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Meet Suraj Ghimire (Citizen Scientist Story #2)

This is our second story about one of our fantastic citizen scientists (you can read the first one here). Hope you enjoy meeting another important member of the team! Q: What is your name?  A: My name is Suraj Ghimire. Q: How old are you?  A: I’m 11  years old. Q: Where were you born?…
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Pre-Monsoon Workshop a Success!

The S4W-Nepal team was pleased that the Pre-Monsoon Workshop held in Tinkune on June 17th was a success! Thanks to everyone who was able to attend and participate in this important discussion. We are planning to have a Post-Monsoon celebration, so stay tuned for details. Also, please consider participating in the Kathmandu Institute for Applied…
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Collecting data with SmartPhones and Citizen Scientists (Science Story #2)

SmartPhones4Water (S4W) was created with the mission of utilizing mobile technology and citizen science to enrich lives in the developing world by improving our understanding and management of water resources. Collectively, we are passionate about (1) people in the margins and (2) wise stewardship of our natural resources. We believe that water links these themes…
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S4W-Nepal MoChWo 2017 Symposium on Citizen Science

S4W-Nepal is pleased to announce an upcoming symposium on “Citizen Science for a Sustainable Mountain Future” on October 27th and 28th in Kathmandu.  The symposium will be part of the 2nd annual Mountains in a Changing World (MoChWo) conference.  You can learn more about the MoChWo 2017 conference at  To learn more about the abstract…
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2017 Pre-Monsoon Workshop Saturday 17th of June

S4W-Nepal is pleased to announce a Pre-monsoon Workshop this Saturday (17th of June) at Indreni De Cafe in Tinkune (Kathmandu) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please RSVP on our Facebook Event or by calling +977 9823623744 by Friday (16th of June) at the latest (space is limited).  A light lunch will be served following…
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Meet Sabina Shrestha (Citizen Scientist Story #1)

Meet Sabina Shrestha Every month we will be posting a story about the work we are currently doing in Nepal. We will be alternating between science-focused and citizen scientist-focused stories. The citizen scientist stories will be interviews with some of the wonderful citizen scientists that we are privileged to be partnering with to collect this…
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Developing a Monitoring Network (Science Story #1)

Developing a Monitoring Network The location of the first SmartPhones4Water (S4W) project is the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, which is an area of approximately 587 square kilometers or 227 square miles. It is also home to somewhere between 1.3 and 5 million people. Assuming a 2.5 million person population, and assuming that the population is…
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S4W Launches CrowdRise Fundraiser

SmartPhones4Water is excited to announce the launch of its new CrowdRise fundraising page! Check out this exciting platform for raising awareness and funds for our work in Nepal.  Consider giving, sharing, or starting a fundraiser of your own!