Citizen science acitivities
Citizens in Greater London and Derbyshire are involved in Outfall Safari. Outfall Safari, is a methodology (developed by Zoological Society London and partners) where citizens use an app to score outfalls based on the appearance and flow. Since Outfall Safari began in 2016 over 221 citizen scientists have been involved in Outfall Safari surveying over 249km of rivers across Greater London (as of 2021)
The Outfall Safari project helps to raise awareness of the issue, collect valuable data and helps water companies target efforts to reduce pollution and improve our rivers. Citizen science activities through Outfall Safari therefore have both immediate and longer-term impacts for the environment and society. MICS aims to capture the impacts of these citizen science activities in the UK.
Outfall Safari has also been adopted in other urban areas in the UK:
- River Thame, Buckinghamshire - River Thame Conservation Trust
- River Mersey, NW England - Mersey Rivers Trust