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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 153-167, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-153-2017
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09 Jan 2017
Practitioners' viewpoints on citizen science in water management: a case study in Dutch regional water resource management
Ellen Minkman et al.

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The Dutch water authorities face a water awareness gap among the general public, and consider citizen science a possible solution. Practitioners working at these authorities have doubts about citizen motivation and data quality. This systematic study on practitioner’s viewpoints aims to aid the adoption of citizen science by water authorities. Based on structured interviews with 33 practitioners around 48 statements on citizen science, we identified three distinctive viewpoints.
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