SmartPhones4Water, WHY ?

Because Water
is our precious

SmartPhones4Water (S4W) mobilizes young researchers, citizen scientists, and mobile technology
to improve lives by strengthening our understanding and management of water.
S4W-Nepal is the first country chapter of S4W.

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Welcome To S4W-Nepal

Make a difference with your Smartphone

Smartphones For Water Nepal (S4W-Nepal) is a non-profit research organization founded in 2017 that works on sustainable water resource monitoring and management in Nepal. S4W-Nepal intends to collect hydro-meteorological data, strengthen understanding of water resources via research, and support wise water management decisions. To accomplish this, S4W-Nepal follows a viable citizen science approach that can play a pivotal role in research, especially in data-constrained countries like Nepal. In addition to the citizen science approach, S4W-Nepal also leverages the power of mobile technology and young researchers. The advancement in mobile technology (e.g., GPS, cameras, etc.) has enabled citizen scientists to involve more diligently in the scientific process of data collection. Our citizen science approach has the benefits of achieving the work on a massive scale, more abruptly, and at a minimal cost through enhancement of the scientific knowledge among the citizens.

S4W-Nepal mobilizes young researchers to analyze/comprehend the gathered data and propose research-based solutions to the associated stakeholders and policymakers regarding water management issues. All data collected by S4W-Nepal is open-source data that enables the younger generation of researchers to enhance their research skills and empower them to address the underlying water issues.

Call Us Today

+977-9801841441 / 9801841449

contribute as volunteer

If you live in Nepal and are interested in participating in S4W-Nepal as a citizen scientist please contact us.
All that is needed is enthusiasm and access to an Android Smartphone; we’ll teach you the rest! 

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Our Specialization

S4W-Nepal uses a smartphone-based data collection platform to collect data about water with citizen scientists led by young researchers. Remarkable insights are generated from data collected, which are useful to support wise-water management decisions

Call Us Today

+977-9801841441 / 9801841449

Generate Data

To generate data necessary to support wise water management decisions.

Develop Citizen Scientists

To develop a national network of citizen scientists led by young researchers. 

Leverage data

To leverage an innovative and open-source data collection platform for water monitoring.

Build Research Capacity

To build the research capacity of young researchers. 

Our Recent Projects

You can’t manage a resource, you don’t measure.

Our Recent Research

You can’t manage a resource, you don’t measure.

CEO words

Present day data makes history for
the future to rely on

We (S4W-Nepal) emphasize on data collection, quality control, creation of a repository, and to provide the data to all enthusiasts. Thinking globally and locally, our team seeks in looking at the present and far into the future’s water resources sustainability. Fulfilling the gap in data scarcity of water resources around Nepal this team will persuade and expand the power of citizen scientists. We make optimum use of this digital era in reimaging and creating the sources of visualization for researchers and the general population about the water resources around them. We bear the responsibilities of bringing science to the locals, generating citizen scientists among them, training them to take stewardship on environmental protection, creating awareness among them, developing a sound research acquaintance through their involvement, and educating them on sustainable water resources monitoring and management. Giving utmost credit to citizen scientists for the data, the team is leaping forward building partnership and collaborations with various stakeholders and government bodies.

Words from Country Director

Conserve waterconserve life

Data collection is fundamental to scientific research. The essence of hydro-meteorological data has more significance in a country like Nepal, where water-induced hazards are more frequent. We can no longer ignore the fact that there are things that scientists will never be able to discover alone. Because science has advanced in so many areas that to keep pushing some of those frontiers, scientists need to learn to collaborate not just with each other but with everyone. Citizen Science is a collaboration between scientists and citizens to make science visible for everyone everywhere. Citizen science is a movement that challenges us how knowledge is made, who makes it, where that happens, and who it serves.