The development of innovative community-based water resource monitoring tools to mainstream citizen science and improve transboundary catchment management. Selected tools were refined and enhanced, while other tools were developed from scratch.
Tools are designed to allow every-day citizens to assess and monitor their local water resources, thereby taking ownership of the management of this natural resource. Tools are also used in an educational capacity to develop a deeper understanding of the natural environment.
Data collected using citizen science tools should be robust, reliable and repeatable to encourage the government in using citizen science data as part of the water resource management. Tools include, for example, miniSASS, clarity tube, velocity plank, rapid wetland assessment, home-made rain gauge.