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dc.contributor.authorMeixner, T.
dc.contributor.authorBerkowitz, A.R.
dc.contributor.authorDowney, A.E.
dc.contributor.authorPillich, J.
dc.contributor.authorLevea, R.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, B.K.
dc.contributor.authorChandler, M.
dc.contributor.authorGupta, N.
dc.contributor.authorRullman, S.
dc.contributor.authorWoodroof, A.
dc.contributor.authorCherrier, J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-13T23:26:29Z
dc.date.available2021-12-13T23:26:29Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationMeixner, T., Berkowitz, A. R., Downey, A. E., Pillich, J., Levea, R., Smith, B. K., Chandler, M., Gupta, N., Rullman, S., Woodroof, A., & Cherrier, J. (2021). Rapid assessment and long‐term monitoring of green stormwater infrastructure with citizen scientists. Sustainability (Switzerland).
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su132212520
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/662546
dc.description.abstractGreen stormwater infrastructure (GSI) has emerged as a promising decentralized management approach to urban stormwater challenges. A lack of data about GSI performance interferes with widespread adoption of GSI. A citizen science program that benefits researchers, lay scientists, and municipalities offers a way to provide these lacking data. We have developed an open‐source, transferable green infrastructure rapid assessment (GIRA) protocol for studying the performance of GSI with citizen scientists. This protocol has been tested in six North American cities (New York City, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, San Francisco, and Buffalo). In this research we define the performance of GSI in varying geographic, climatic, and maintenance conditions with the intent to create technological, institutional, and management solutions to urban stormwater problems. The GIRA protocol was used by citizen scientists to assess the physical properties and capabilities of bioswales, while small, affordable Green Infrastructure Sensors Boxes (GIBoxes) were used to determine longer‐term function across several rain events. Our results indicate that teams of citizen scientists can be effective for collecting and archiving widespread information on the post‐installa-tion function of GSI. The effort also showed that citizen scientists had changes in understanding of urban stormwater challenges and the role that GSI can play in solving these problems. We explore the multiple benefits to knowledge, participants, and municipal partners as a result of this research. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectCitizen science
dc.subjectGreen stormwater infrastructure
dc.subjectStormwater
dc.subjectUrban
dc.titleRapid assessment and long‐term monitoring of green stormwater infrastructure with citizen scientists
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dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona
dc.identifier.journalSustainability (Switzerland)
dc.description.noteOpen access journal
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dc.source.journaltitleSustainability (Switzerland)
refterms.dateFOA2021-12-13T23:26:29Z


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Copyright © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Copyright © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).