Water for Future

Water for Future

“Water for Future“ focusses on water pollution in and around the city of Cerro de Pasco , Peru. Building on previous work in the region, the Source International team will work with local youth and community members to grow scientific monitoring competences and gather data on water quality. Citizen Scientists will gather samples of water from the city’s tap water supply and at important locations at the main watershed of Cerro de Pasco – the San Juan and Tingo river basins. These will then be tested for heavy metals on field using single use kits and also some water samples will be analysed into a national certified laboratory.

The team will also establish a Youth Forum for the development of monitoring strategies and to allow for discussion of and action on the results of this citizen science initiative.

The project will be implemented by Source International, a non-governmental organization that works with communities dealing with environmental pollution and health problems principally caused by extractive industries.

Contact: Laura Grassi

Water for Future

“Water for Future“ focusses on water pollution in and around the city of Cerro de Pasco , Peru. Building on previous work in the region, the Source International team will work with local youth and community members to grow scientific monitoring competences and gather data on water quality. Citizen Scientists will gather samples of water from the city’s tap water supply and at important locations at the main watershed of Cerro de Pasco – the San Juan and Tingo river basins. These will then be tested for heavy metals on field using single use kits and also some water samples will be analysed into a national certified laboratory.

The team will also establish a Youth Forum for the development of monitoring strategies and to allow for discussion of and action on the results of this citizen science initiative.

The project will be implemented by Source International, a non-governmental organization that works with communities dealing with environmental pollution and health problems principally caused by extractive industries.

Contact: Laura Grassi

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