Community-led monitoring to improve water quality in the UK and Taiwan.
The UpStream project aims to improve water quality by working with communities to collect local and actionable data. It will use adaptable, low-cost sensors developed in Taiwan alongside our UK team’s expertise in water to help citizens better understand their water environment and instigate change.
Long-term, we envisage readily available, open, continuous and actionable data which can be used by stakeholders to instigate behavioural and catchment management changes, leading to improvements in water quality in both countries. In the short-term, our aim is to establish relationships and initiate innovative citizen science monitoring schemes.
The project team is a new and unique network that brings together community groups, interdisciplinary researchers, businesses, students, and charities to maximise knowledge exchange.