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Citizen science turns people into alpine lakes observers

Water is an important natural resource in the mountains. Alpine lakes provide many ecosystem services to mountain and lowland communities. However, water resources are under increasing pressure and better water management is needed.

In the Southern Alps, the SIMILE project improved water monitoring through citizen science. The project aimed to improve the monitoring and management of mountain lakes, focusing on the lakes of Como, Maggiore and Lugano, and more recently Varese, located between Italy and Switzerland.

Discover how they engaged citizens and used innovation in our good practice.

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14 March 2023

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