The Project BioWaWi is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Phase 2 of the project has started in November 2021. DIALOGIK is responsible for stakeholder communication and citizen science.
A round table with local stakeholders already met for four times in phase 1 to design the aims and the methods of the water modelling in phase 2. The local experts have also created the idea of a citizen science project for biodiversity monitoring using artificial intelligence to develop an app for “sound footprints” of landscapes. The citizen scientists will provide sound files associated with photographs from the landscape and use these data to train a program which identifies landscape types of a certain water content. Aim of the project is to implement an environmental management system for the water supply company of Bühl to showcase the improvement of biodiversity in the region.