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https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2115
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2115
19 Sep 2023
 | 19 Sep 2023

GC Insights: Lessons from participatory water quality research in the upper Santa River basin, Peru

Sally Rangecroft, Caroline Clason, Rosa Maria Dextre, Isabel Richter, Claire Kelly, Cecilia Turin, Claudia V. Grados-Bueno, Beatriz Fuentealba, Mirtha Camacho Hernandez, Sergio Morera Julca, John Martin, and John Adam Guy

Abstract. Research around water security in the Peruvian Andes rarely includes a local perspective or engages in a participatory approach with local communities within the research process. Here we share four key lessons from an interdisciplinary project that gathered community perspectives on water quality issues in the upper Rio Santa basin. Mixed-methods data was collected via a photo elicitation app with a survey (Nuestro Rio), and a field work campaign. Our main learnings were i) the importance of in-person engagement; ii) the accessibility of technology for data collection; iii) the need for co-produced knowledge and solutions; and iv) the complexity of water quality as an environmental concept. Our research highlights the importance of effective participant engagement methods to support socio-environmental integration to support sustainable decision-making and water resource management.

Sally Rangecroft, Caroline Clason, Rosa Maria Dextre, Isabel Richter, Claire Kelly, Cecilia Turin, Claudia V. Grados-Bueno, Beatriz Fuentealba, Mirtha Camacho Hernandez, Sergio Morera Julca, John Martin, and John Adam Guy

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2115', Fabian Drenkhan, 20 Oct 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sally Rangecroft, 03 Apr 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2115', Timothy Norris, 27 Nov 2023
    • RC3: 'Reply on RC2', Timothy Norris, 27 Nov 2023
      • AC4: 'Reply on RC3', Sally Rangecroft, 04 Apr 2024
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sally Rangecroft, 03 Apr 2024
  • RC4: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2115', Jacob Hileman, 28 Nov 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC4', Sally Rangecroft, 03 Apr 2024
Sally Rangecroft, Caroline Clason, Rosa Maria Dextre, Isabel Richter, Claire Kelly, Cecilia Turin, Claudia V. Grados-Bueno, Beatriz Fuentealba, Mirtha Camacho Hernandez, Sergio Morera Julca, John Martin, and John Adam Guy
Sally Rangecroft, Caroline Clason, Rosa Maria Dextre, Isabel Richter, Claire Kelly, Cecilia Turin, Claudia V. Grados-Bueno, Beatriz Fuentealba, Mirtha Camacho Hernandez, Sergio Morera Julca, John Martin, and John Adam Guy

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Scientific research around water security in the Peruvian Andes rarely includes local perspectives or approaches which directly engage with local communities. Here we explore some key lessons learnt through a research project which collected perspectives on water quality issues in Peru via an app. Our research discusses the importance and challenges of engaging local participants, use of technology for data collection, and the need for integrating local perspectives with scientific observations.