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CrowdWater is a SNF-funded project at the University of Zurich, Department of Geography, Unit Hydrology & Climate.

This PhD project aims to examine the potential of “crowdsourcing”, meaning observations of voluntary participants. As the name suggests, the project looks at the potential of crowdsourcing in the field of hydrology. We will collect water level, streamflow and soil moisture data. The project will not only look at the possibilities of collecting data but also at the value of this data for hydrological forecasts. The long-term aim of the project is to collect a large amount of data and to improve the forecast of hydrological events, such as droughts or floods.

There are two basic parts of the CrowdWater project. On the one hand, we will assess public involvement in hydrological observations. For this we use a “geocaching” type approach with the help of smartphones. By using an app that will be developed over the coming months, users can install a virtual measuring station. Anyone can then add their observations to this station and all observations will be collected and published anonymously on the CrowdWater homepage. Another goal of the CrowdWater project is to analyse the potential of using the collected data for hydrological models. This question will be addressed by using hydrological computer models to predict streamflow. These models will assess the benefit of the crowd-sourced data.

At the moment the app is under development, so for now we are collecting data with the help of information boards and paper forms at various locations in the greater Zurich area. This data will help us to improve our methodology and enables us to make a first assessment of the data quality. As soon as new stations are installed, we will post the location here and on facebook.

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What’s New

Version 2.9.6

* New feature: the citizen science app suggests existing observation points nearby for updating
* New app languages: Portuguese and Dutch
* New spot sharing: the sharing function now uses the native share menu
* Bugfixes and improvements

Information

Seller
SPOTTERON GmbH
Size
42.3 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, German

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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