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Knowledge Societies: Information Technology for Sustainable Development
1: Building Innovative 'Knowledge Societies'. 2: Innovation Systems and the Science and Technology Base. 3: ICT Indicators of Developing Country Participation in 'Knowledge Societies'. 4: BuildingExpand
Participation in flood risk management and the potential of citizen observatories: A governance analysis
Abstract The implementation of the European Flood Directive 2007/60/EC requires the establishment of public participation mechanisms to ensure citizens’ involvement in the flood management cycle.Expand
The social innovation potential of ICT-enabled citizen observatories to increase eParticipation in local flood risk management
Abstract We live in the age of Big Data, yet many areas of environmental management are still suffering from a lack of relevant data, information and knowledge that impedes sound decision making inExpand
Citizen observatories as facilitators of change in water governance? Experiences from three European cases
In citizen observatories, the observations, insights and involvement of 'ordinary' citizens - alongside those of scientists and professionals - can be included in earth observation, environmentalExpand
Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Traditional data sources are not sufficient for measuring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. New and non-traditional sources of data are required. Citizen science is an emergingExpand
To share or not to share: Drivers and barriers for sharing data via online amateur weather networks
Summary Increasing attention is being paid to the importance and potential of crowd-sourced data to complement current environmental data-streams (i.e. in-situ observations and RS data). In parallel,Expand
Exploring the influence of citizen involvement on the assimilation of crowdsourced observations : A modelling study based on the 2013 flood event in the Bacchiglione catchment (Italy)
Abstract. To improve hydrological predictions, real-time measurements derived from traditional physical sensors are integrated within mathematic models. Recently, traditional sensors are beingExpand
Enabling the sustainable Faecal Sludge Management service delivery chain-A case study of dense settlements in Kigali, Rwanda.
The lack of access to basic sanitation is a global concern and alarmingly prevalent in low- and middle- income countries. In the densely populated settlements of these countries, on-site sanitationExpand
Towards two-way flood risk communication: current practice in a community in the UK
Despite the considerable progress in engineering works, flooding continues and is now recognized as a major and increasing challenge. This realisation has resulted in a shift in flood risk managementExpand
Citizens' observatories for situation awareness in flooding
Citizens' observatories are emerging as a means to establish interaction and co-participation between citizens and authorities during both emergencies and the day-to-day management of fundamental resources. Expand