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Meet Yurisha Duwal (Citizen Scientist Story #8)

Water is one of our most precious and indispensable commodities. Smartphones4Water (S4W)-Nepal generates the data necessary to support both water users and policymakers in making wise water management decisions. In the Kathmandu valley of Nepal, extreme population growth has led to stress on water resources; the project initiated by S4W-Nepal has the objective of collecting…
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Monsoon Expedition 2019 (Science Story #7)

The growing imbalance between water demand and supply has stressed the quality and quantity of the water resources in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Haphazard urbanization along with a lack of integrated land use planning has both affected surface water and restricted the recharge potential of the underlying groundwater resources. Precipitation is the only way…
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Citizen Science: Enabling normal people to contribute in scientific research and resource management! (Citizen Scientist Interview #7)

Water is one of our most precious and indispensable commodities. Putting our favorite Lord Kelvin phrase into action (‘You can’t manage a resource you don’t measure’), SmartPhones4Water (S4W)-Nepal generates data to support students, researchers and policymakers in making wise water management decisions. Extreme population growth has led to stress on the water resources of the…
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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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