Community monitoring: collective diagnosis and action plan for the recovery of the Manialtepec River watershed

2023 2023 Winner Project | Engage Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

Community Water Monitoring: diagnosis and collective action plan for the recovery of the Manialtepec river basin.

Through observation, recording and interpretation of environmental data (chemical, biological and hydromorphological parameters), middle and high school students of this rural towns, develop a communication strategy to share the results and involve the authorities and other key actors in the definition of an action plan to regenerate the environmental conditions of this biodiverse coastal basin in Oaxaca, México.

This project’s purpose – headed by the Fondo para la Comunicación y la Educación Ambiental, A.C – is to stop the deterioration of the basing by involving the community’s young people in the construction of citizen science for their own benefit.

Maria Teresa Gutiérrez Mercadillo

Fondo para la Comunicación y la Educación Ambiental, A.C.

Maria Teresa Gutiérrez is a Primary Education Teacher, Graduated in Communications Studies from the Universidad Iberoamericana and obtained Science Divulgation diploma at UNAM.
In 2002 she founded the Environmental Education and Communicational Fund, an organization that she has directed since 2006, and whose mission is to contribute to the development of a culture that commits Mexican society to the natural and cultural world that sustains it.
She is a board member of the Mexican Center for Environmental Law, the Gulf of Mexico Fund, she has been a Columnist for the National News System for more than eight years, member of the Senate of the Universidad Iberoamericana, Consultant of the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, A.C. and Coordinator of the Mexican Association of Fulbright Alumni.

Events with Maria Teresa Gutiérrez Mercadillo

Tue | Nov 07, 2023 | 11.30 AM - 01.00 PM Berlin Time

Falling Walls Engage Pitches – Session 2: Engaging Communities for Planetary Health

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