WeSenseIt. Citizen Water Observatories
WeSenseIt is a EU project funded under the FP7 Programme developing citizen observatories of water and flooding. It ran from 2013-2016 during which time a significant amount of work has been conducted with respect to design and installation of sensors, development of an observatory infrastructure and establishing community engagement.
WeSenseIt has carried out three case studies in distinctly different European areas: Delft, the Netherlands; Doncaster, UK; and the high plain areas of Alto Adriatico, Italy. Given the differences not only in topography and climate but also in land use and social context, the water challenges that arise are equally distinct: water quantity and quality management in the Dutch case, river flooding and dam management/failure in the UK and problems of floods and water shortage in Italy.