WALK UP ANIENE

Location

Rome, Italy

Type/s of pollution

Water and soil pollution. Biodiversity monitoring.

Sustainable Development Goals addressed?

Number of citizens scientists involved

The project started on the the 1st of March 2021, this data will be update in the next months.

Is the pilot looking for participants?

Yes, if you live in Rome, possibly near the Aniene Valley Nature Reserve and are interested in participating, get in touch with the pilot team using the contact information provided in this page.

What is this project about?

Walk Up Aniene will implement its actions in the Aniene Valley Nature Reserve, which is located in the North East periphery or Rome (Italy). Between 60 to 80 people will engage in individual observation and data gathering through mobile technologies. This will provide key data on an essential natural area resisting urbanisation and anthropic pressure. With the help of citizens it will be possible to map environmental criticalities and support responsible institutions to plan environmental restoration measures.

The pilot aims to analyse the environmental quality of the river riparian area while enhancing participation at local level. Monitoring activities will provide data to develop a report on the Nature Reserve of the Aniene Valley and a GIS map that will highlight areas of main criticalities to be addressed, restoration needs and valuable areas to be protected.

On the basis of existing protocol and questionnaire for biodiversity monitoring, the WALK Up Aniene team will develop simplified questionnaires adequate for data gathering by citizens. To facilitate data collection, georeferenciacion, pictures and sound gathering, we will use Epicollect.

The pilot is Lead by A sud, with the support of Insieme per l’aniene and CDCA – Centro Documentazione Conflitti Ambientali (center for the documentation of environmental conflicts).

Are you interested in taking part?

If you are interested in taking parts, please get in touch with the pilot’s team using the contact details provided in this page.

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