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Citizen Science 2018 Pre-Monsoon Flow Compaign (Science Story #5)

Figure 1. Citizen Science Participants at First Training. In April of 2018, S4W-Nepal launched its first ever Pre-monsoon Citizen Science Flow Campaign. The main objective of this campaign was to assess the spatial variations in discharge of Bagmati River and its tributaries within Kathmandu Valley using the salt dilution technique (there are many variations of…
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Meet Laxmi Bastola (Citizen Scientist Story #5)

Q: What is your name?  A: My name is Laxmi Bastola.  Q: How old are you?  A: I’m 22 years old. Q: Where were you born?  A: I was born in Nagarkot Fedi, Naya Basti.  Interviewer’s Note: Nagarkot Fedi (Naya Basti) is on eastern side of the Kathmandu Valley roughly 5 km west of Nagarkot.…
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New Office Location in Thasikhel

We’re a little bit late on the announcement, but the S4W-Nepal team is pleased to announce that we have moved to a new office in a prime location in Thasikhel, Lalitpur.  The office was formally inaugurated by Professor Narendra Man Shakya on March 24, 2018. In his remarks, Dr. Shakya highlighted the significance of research…
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Meet Sabina Tamang (Citizen Scientist Story #4)

Happy Boxing Day Everyone! This is our fourth interview with one of our citizen scientists who are collecting the data and doing the day-to-day work that makes our project in the Kathmandu Valley possible. We’re excited to introduce you to Sabina Tamang! Figure 1. Sabina with her daughter Aifa. Q: What is your name?  A:…
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A Report from “Mountains in the Changing World” (Science Story #4)

For this month’s story, we have a special report from a recent conference held in Kathmandu that SmartPhones4Water had the honor of participating in. It was written by two hard-working and creative young scientists on staff with S4W-Nepal who were able to attend the conference. We hope you enjoy! A Report from the Second International Conference on “Mountains…
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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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