Ecological Health Assessment of Bagmati River Basin using Citizen Science Concept

The goal of the project is to involve citizen scientists in the bioassessment and biomonitoring of the ecological health of the Bagmati River Basin. To achieve this, young people and youths will be mobilized under the citizen science concept for the long-term assessment of the Bagmati River Basin. Mobilizing citizen science can fill the void in river health assessment and help participants build their capacity and potential to make significant contributions to scientific knowledge and understanding. Additionally, it can provide important benefits to participants, such as increased scientific literacy and the opportunity to take an active role in solving real-world problems.

The project is supported by Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) under the Youth Scientists Research Grant and will be in operation from March 2024. 

Study map showing the proposed study sites in the Bagmati River Basin