S4W Citizen Science Graduate Research Fellowship

January, 2024 | S4W CSGR Fellowship 2024

The S4W Citizen Science Graduate Research (CSGR) Fellowship program aims to support graduate students who use citizen science techniques in their science investigations. Our goal is to fund innovative and impactful citizen science research that aligns with the S4W’s mission and priorities. The solicitation aims to use citizen science and crowdsourcing platforms or techniques for advancing scientific knowledge of hydrologic systems, especially in data (and resource)-scarce areas. We encourage applicants to introduce innovative ways to leverage smartphone/low-cost sensors in hydrological monitoring and integrate citizen science and remote sensing techniques (optional) in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of hydrologic processes.

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AGU Session: “Uncertainty and Error in Hydrological Citizen Science Observations”

December 12, 2022 | Americal Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2022

The engagement of non-scientists in data collection and analysis has greatly enriched many areas of hydrologic research. However, owing to the non-professional nature and variable skills of citizen scientists, this approach typically entails significant biases and uncertainty. The low-quality, qualitative, and fragmentary nature of many of these hydrologic datasets engenders a lack of trust – for academic and industrial workers, and policymakers – that may reduce their uptake and preclude future operationalisation of proof-of-concept studies. A generalised lack of formal data validation also raises questions about their utility. It is therefore critical to bracket uncertainty and properly characterise error in such citizen-collected hydrologic datasets.
We welcome submissions across all hydrologic data collection activities including those related to natural hazards. This session aims to showcase analytical and numerical techniques to quantify and tackle uncertainty and error in such datasets, as well as proof-of-concept and field-based examples of data collection activities.

Webinar: “Consequences of construction material extraction: Myths and facts”

June 10, 2021 | Webinar series

The government’s plan regarding the export of construction materials (stones, pebbles,  sand etc.) has become a major concern for environmentalists. It is crucial to enhance our understanding of the environmental impacts of extraction/trade of such resources so as to  minimize potential future hazards. S4W-Nepal is glad to announce our forthcoming webinar on “Consequences of construction material extraction: Myths and facts.” This webinar intends to provide an interactive platform for researchers to discuss the prevailing construction material extraction issues in Nepal and their pertinent solutions.

Webinar: “Human impacts on sediment delivery in US rivers”

May 05, 2021 | Webinar series
Dr. John Gardner

Over the past years, agricultural and other activities have resulted in soil loss on the landscape, however, increasing its load in the rivers. The understanding of the impact of diverse anthropogenic activities on sediment loads on the streams is very pivotal for its proper management. S4W-Nepal is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar “Human impacts on sediment delivery in U.S. rivers” by Dr. John Gardner (Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh) on May 05, 2021. This webinar may serve as an incredible opportunity to boost your knowledge regarding water resources.

Contribute As Volunteer

If you live in Nepal and are interested in participating in S4W-Nepal as a citizen scientist please contact us.
All that is needed is enthusiasm and access to an Android Smartphone; we’ll teach you the rest!