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CrowdHydrology Mentioned on National Public Radio (NPR)

By on Nov 26, 2014 in News |

CrowdHydrology’s biggest feature yet, the Morning Edition show on National Public Radio. Professor Chris Lowry needed to collect information on stream levels in Western New York but didn’t have enough funding for the traditional methods, so he turned to a more creative option: crowdsourcing. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with him about his research...

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CrowdHydrology’s Work Featured in the Environmental Monitor

By on Jul 8, 2013 in News |

CrowdHydrology noticed by industry publication, Environmental Monitor. Chris Lowry’s idea was simple: set up staff gauges on local streams and leave a sign requesting passersby read the water level and text the data to a phone number. Data from text messages would be recorded and then posted to a website for public use. It was the beginning of CrowdHydrology, a...

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CrowdHydrology Featured in Iowa City Newspaper

By on Jun 30, 2013 in News |

CrowdHydrology featured in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. A University of Iowa researcher is hoping that the same tactic that sustains Wikipedia and helps trendy businesses think up new designs and campaigns will help him collect water level data. UI assistant geoscience professor Adam Ward is turning to crowdsourcing to collect data on three points in Johnson County....

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Michigan Public Radio Mentions CrowdHydrology

By on Jun 26, 2013 in News |

CrowdHydrology was mentioned on Michigan Public Radio, during a segment of the Environmental Report. If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in science but thought it sounded like a lot of work, now all you have to do is send a text. Chris Lowry is an assistant professor of geology at the University at Buffalo. He’s the co-creator of CrowdHydrology. You can think of...

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Innovation Trail Reports on CrowdHydrology in Upstate New York

By on Jun 25, 2013 in News |

CrowdHydrology featured on website Innovation Trail for efforts in Upstate New York. Mobile technology has created some new opportunities for citizen scientists to play an active part in research, especially with tighter budgets. Now a nationwide project is enlisting the public to gather up-to-date information on water levels. If you walk through the trails of Tifft...

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