P21: Policy II

E-poster session | Chairperson: Christopher Tripp | Wednesday, 09 September 2020 | 18:45-19:00

18.45-18:50  |  P21.1 Citizens and local authority working together for a sustainable management of their territory

Author/s: Bruna Gumiero, Anna Kamila Jerusiack, Maria Rosaria Pascale, Luna Girolamini, Marta Mazzotta and Sandra Cristino

Presenter: Bruna Gumiero

This project has developed a partnership with the community of San Lazzaro and its Local Authority (Municipality) with the main aim to create a virtuous collaboration between citizens, local authority and scientists in order to analyze the impact of sewer spillways on freshwater. The impact was measured by several parameters such as: E. coli, fecal coliforms, nitrate, fosfate and turbidity. Additional analyzes such as land use and the compilation of a form were also carried out. Moreover because the bacteriological kit has not been extensively tested we compared this method with a well known scientific method to assess its reliability.


18:50-18:55  |  P21.2 Linking community and water governance through citizen science: A social network analysis

Author/s: Patrick Bonney, Angela Murphy, Birgita Hansen and Claudia Baldwin

Presenter: Patrick Bonney

In natural resource management contexts, citizen science programs can involve diverse stakeholders collaborating in broad social networks. However, the characteristics and features of these networks are largely unknown despite there being a well-known relationship between network structure and the effectiveness of collaborative environmental initiatives. This e-poster presentation presents the findings of a mixed-methods social network analysis of two longstanding freshwater citizen science programs in Australia that have management and policy-oriented goals.

18:55-19.00  |  P21.3 Sharing knowledge and best practices at the Barcelona Citizen Science Office

Author/s: Diana Escobar and Elisabetta Broglio

Presenter: Diana Escobar

The Barcelona Citizen Science Office supports CS in Barcelona by promoting projects in the city and its Metropolitan Area and by developing actions for connecting citizens and research. Different programs allow us to work with 20 research projects and to maintain permanently networking with diverse civic, cultural, and education agents. The Office fosters interaction within the community sharing common interests and concerns and favoring mutual learning. Being a community of practice has facilitated the development of common methodologies and standardization of program evaluation as well as a better approach to urban challenges and citizen demands.