28.08.2018 CrowdWater Training Study

The CrowdWater project aims to examine the potential of “crowdsourcing”, meaning observations of voluntary participants. One of the collected variables is water level. The long-term aim of the project is to collect a large amount of data and to improve the forecast of hydrological events, such as droughts or floods. Crowdsourced water level could include errors, so we have developed a game where many people can check the app data and can hopefully improve the data quality through this game.

Currently we have a training study running within the CrowdWater project. In order to participate you should have neither used the CrowdWater app nor played the CrowdWater game before. The study is conducted in English and takes approximately 60-90 minutes. As a thank you, you can choose one of three presents: a movie voucher (only valid in Zurich, Switzerland), a swiss treat (Basler Läckerli) or a tea towel with the swiss water network.

Most of the tasks are online and can be done at any time that is convenient for the participant. We will send out a link which leads the participant through these tasks. The task descriptions should guide you through the survey, but you are also welcome to contact me at any time with questions. The last task is outside and can also be done at a convenient time for the participant, but should be completed within two weeks. This task has to do with the app.

If you are interested in joining please contact barbara.strobl[at]geo.uzh.ch.

Thank you for your participation!