Citizen Science for Improved Water Quality Monitoring

Student: Lauren Quinlivan
Supervisors: Tim Sullivan & Debbie Chapman

Lauren carried out research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Clean Water and Sanitation. This involved the use of citizen science in engaging communities to improve water quality monitoring.

This work was made possible by support from the UCC Centre for Global Development.

The following works have been disseminated as part of this project:

2020 Quinlivan, L.; Chapman, D. V., and T. Sullivan. "Applying citizen science to monitor for the Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 6.3. 2: a review." Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 192.4 (2020): 1-11. [DOI]
2020 Quinlivan, L.; Chapman, D. and T. Sullivan. "Validating citizen science monitoring of ambient water quality for the United Nations sustainable development goals" Science of the Total Environment, 699 (2020): 134255. [DOI]
2019 Quinlivan, L.; Chapman, D. and T. Sullivan. "Science of the future? - Does citizen science provide a means of monitoring water quality for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?" ENVIRON 2019, Carlow (2019).

Materials & Environmental Science Applications

Grúpa Taighde d'Ábhair & Feidhmeanna Eolaíocht Chomhshaoil

School of BEES, University College Cork, Cork Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30

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