CERN takes part in the European project Crowd4SDG (www.crowd4sdg.eu), which aims to explore how citizen science can track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and to study how grassroots innovation can help achieve such progress. The scope focuses on the monitoring of climate impacts and the achievement of climate resilience.
The impacts of climate change encompass more extreme weather, leading to floods and drought that are putting urban communities under increasing stress. Creating innovative solutions to tackle urban water resilience is at the core of the first challenge that Crowd4SDG is launching, entitled Open17Water.
Open17Water is a call for high-school, undergraduate and master students ages 16-26 to pitch their ideas for solutions that will tackle urban water resilience. The deadline for applications is 4 October 2020.
Applicants can apply as individuals or teams of up to four persons. They will benefit from online and in-person coaching with the objective to develop their ideas into impactful projects. Thanks to the expertise of IdeaSquare, CERN will play an active role in organising this coaching.