Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
15 Feb 2017
Research article |  | 15 Feb 2017

Monitoring surface water quality using social media in the context of citizen science

Hang Zheng, Yang Hong, Di Long, and Hua Jing


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Short summary
Do you feel angry if the river in your living place is polluted by industries? Do you want to do something to save your environment? Just log in to and use the Tsinghua Environment Monitoring Platform (TEMP) to photograph the water pollution actives and make your report. This study established a social media platform to monitor and report surface water quality. The effectiveness of the platform was demonstrated by the 324 water quality reports across 30 provinces in China.