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Citizen Science for a Sustainable Mountain Future – MoChWo Symposium Review (Science Story #6)

As we approach the end of the year, we are looking forward and vision-casting for 2019. However, oftentimes we plan for the future and look ahead by first looking backwards at experiences we’ve had and lessons we’ve learned. As we plan for 2019, we are also reflecting on 2018 and thinking through the experiences that…
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MoChWo 2018 Conference Research Poster (#5)

The fifth and final in our series of research posters developed by our staff and presented at the third annual Mountains in the Changing World (MoChWo) conference is available as a PDF by selecting the link below. MoChWo 2018 – Citizen Science: Precipitation Case Study in Kathmandu Valley This poster is about citizen scientists collecting precipitation data…
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MoChWo 2018 Conference Research Poster (#4)

The fourth in our series of research posters developed by our staff and presented at the third annual Mountains in the Changing World (MoChWo) conference is available as a PDF by selecting the link below. MoChWo 2018 – Citizen Science Land Use Data Collection This poster is about using citizen scientists and simple data collection techniques to classify…
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MoChWo 2018 Conference Research Poster (#3)

The third in our series of research posters developed by our staff and presented at the third annual Mountains in the Changing World (MoChWo) conference is available as a PDF by selecting the link below. MoChWo 2018 – Stone Spouts: The Brink of Extinction Stone spouts (Dhunge Dhaara) are both an important piece of traditional cultural…
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MoChWo 2018 Conference Research Poster (#2)

The second in our series of research posters developed by our staff and presented at the third annual Mountains in the Changing World (MoChWo) conference is available as a PDF by selecting the link below. MoChWo 2018 – Motivations for Citizen Scientists, Perception vs. Reality It has been interesting to evaluate what factors have an influence on…
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MoChWo 2018 Conference Research Poster (#1)

The first in our series of research posters developed by our staff and presented at the third annual Mountains in the Changing World (MoChWo) conference is available as a PDF by selecting the link below. MoChWo 2018 – Citizen Science Precipitation Study Included below is an image from the poster of spatially-distributed monthly rainfall in…
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Meet Sanjog Lama (Citizen Scientist Story #6)

Q: What is your name? A: My name is Sanjog Lama. Q: How old are you? A: I’m 21 years old. Q: Where were you born? A: I was born in Thankot, Panighat. Interviewer’s Note: Thankot is a large village to the west of the Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone in central Nepal. It…
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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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