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Citizen power big help in the battle to protect water

Wednesday 14 Dec 16 10:00am

CITIZEN-SCIENCE monitoring of water is a win-win for scientists and volunteers – one gains access to new data, and the other the skills and confidence to become involved in discussions over what is happening to their streams, new research shows.

NIWA freshwater ecologist Dr Richard Storey is the lead author of a recently published scientific paper in the journal Ecology and Society that examined the usefulness of volunteer stream monitoring - including the quality of the data and participation in freshwater management.

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