NEPAL (ahem... Asia)!
We recently published two peer-reviewed journal articles based on our work in Nepal! Links and a short description of each are included below:
- Citizen Science Flow Assessment - published in the Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) journal, this study evaluates simple streamflow measurement methods that can be implemented by citizen scientists to help fill the growing data gap resulting from a declining trend in streamflow measurements on a global scale. The study was conducted in the Kathmandu Valley to characterize pre- and post-monsoon streamflow conditions in 2018.
- Soda Bottle Science - published in the journal Frontiers in Earth Science as part of a fantastically-titled research topic (MacGyver in Geosciences), this study evaluates the potential to mobilize citizen scientists using simple rain gauges (constructed from inexpensive, readily available materials) to improve our understanding of rainfall processes. The study was conducted during the 2018 monsoon in the Kathmandu Valley with over 150 citizen scientists participating in data collection. Thanks to everyone who was a part of this!
- Only the abstract is currently available online, but the full-text should be available soon!
We enjoy sharing the personal stories of citizen scientists participating in our work, and recently published a new story that can be found on our website here
. It is written in a new format developed by S4W-Nepal staff; we hope you enjoy the glimpse into the lives of some of the wonderful people we get to partner with to collect this important water resource information!
Staff on-the-ground in Nepal also recently participated in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Center of Research for Environment, Energy and Water (CREEW)
, which you can read a brief recap of here
. In the near future, they are looking forward to and planning activities for World Water Day
on March 22nd, preparing for precipitation data collection in the 2019 monsoon, and at work on a variety of other studies and efforts.