Water quality management in socio-ecological systems
One of the most challenging environmental problems facing Sweden is eutrophication (nutrient pollution) of land and water. The main sources of this pollution are agriculture, industry and municipal wastewater treatment plants. Existing data are dispersed, and environmental monitoring by citizens is disconnected from decision making.
In this demo case, Ground Truth 2.0 partners will work in two pilot municipalities (Eskilstuna and Skarpnak) to engage citizens in environmental data gathering via the FreshWater Watch Platform by Earthwatch. Schools, NGOs, local government bodies and corporates will be targeted. In addition, citizens’ social network discussion are analysed to get a picture of local, regional and national needs. Stakeholder interaction will take place through, for example, serious gaming with the ultimate goal of cooperative planning.
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