Archive | September, 2020

2020 WEF Awards Recognize Excellence in Education, Communications

September 22, 2020

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WET - katie norris - dayton ohio

Whether persuading community members to conserve water, working in a laboratory to study the latest threats to water quality, or preparing the next generation of water professionals, education is at the heart of the water treatment sector. Each year, one category of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) Awards recognizes individuals and organizations driving […]

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Study: Citizen Science Critical to Sustainable Development

September 1, 2020

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Researchers considered the indicators associated with each SDG and the potential of past and present citizen science projects to help measure those indicators. According to the study, citizen science could produce up to a third of the data-tracking work necessary to achieve all 17 SDGs. Image courtesy of John Isaac/United Nations

A study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA; Laxenburg, Austria) has found that citizen science could produce up to a third of the data-tracking work necessary to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations in 2015. “Citizen science has the potential to contribute to all 17 […]

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