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About PULSAQUA

Through its independent citizen science research and consultancy PULSAQUA helps build a sustainable world, leading the field when it comes to water-related environmental problems where society is involved. With our citizen science and water management expertise, we help government agencies, NGOs and industries achieve structural change by working together with society.

PULSAQUA advises on citizen science (CS) use, creates CS (monitoring) projects, and delivers environmental impact assessments together with citizen scientists. We help NGO’s, government agencies, and industries to track and monitor specific desired changes that society needs to go through, together with that same society.  For information about our current and previous projects and deliverables, please have a look at the Portfolio page.

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What is in a name

As you might understand, the name PULSAQUA refers to momentum or so-called impulsive force, which is the product of the mass and velocity of an object. It is a vector quantity, possessing a magnitude and a direction in three-dimensional space. If m is an object’s mass and v is the velocity (also a vector), then the momentum is

P = M x V

To induce an impulsive force on water, we just multiply input of many citizen scientists (creating a big mass) with a well-directed velocity (work done by PULSAQUA and finance from clients).

Therefore, a warm welcome to all (future) citizen scientists and clients, together we will be able to bring momentum and change.

Vision

A world where people and companies are aware of their own actions and the effect of those actions on their fresh- and saline water environment, in that way achieving the (water-related) Sustainable Development Goals.

Mission

To induce an impulsive force on water issues and awareness concerning these issues by advising, creating, and investigating via Citizen Science.

Ambition

By 2025, start seeing effects on the behavior of people, policies, and companies towards a sustainable future.

Sandra de Vries

Founder

In January 2019 I founded PULSAQUA. I am a Water Management engineer, experienced in project set-up and management, citizen science research methods, and connecting science to policy and people. I aim to work with people interested to reach a certain goal, using citizen science methods. I do this in a creative way, not immediately taking the obvious and straightforward route, resulting in surprising and upbeat projects. I hold a guest-researcher position at the Delft University of Technology

Topics of knowledge include:

  • Water-related sustainable development goals (SDG) monitoring
  • Fieldwork for hydrology purposes
  • Green Infrastructure in the urban environment
  • Environmental problems related to water management
    • Plastic waste in the fresh-water system
    • Groundwater over-abstraction
  • Open Science
  • Data analysis and interoperability
  • And of course, citizen science

Jesse Kamstra

Society and Sustainability Specialist

Since January 2022 I am part of the PULSAQUA team. With a background in sustainable business, I am interested in the role of organizations in addressing pressing societal and environmental challenges. In my role of Society & Sustainability Specialist at PULSAQUA I am helping organizations to use and implement citizen science into their projects. Since citizens are directly affected by many (water-related) issues, it is only logical to involve them in the creation of solutions for these issues. 

Topics of knowledge include:

  • Sustainable business model & SDG implementation
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Cross-sector collaboration

Jordy Janssen

Stagiair Impact analyse 

From mid-January till the end of June I do an internship at PULSAQUA which will, in the end, finalize my master's in Biology and Science Communication. Although I am used to doing research in the natural sciences, this internship is the practical conclusion of my recent orientation towards the more social aspects of science, such as citizen science. 

During my internship, I will aim at determining the outcomes that are relevant for the participants of the project Delft Measures Rain that PULSAQUA has set up together with their partner WaterLab. The goal is to determine what the citizens in the project gained from participating, which will contribute to making citizen science projects more beneficial for both science & society. 

 

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Address: Jacques Dutilhweg 333,
3065 HJ Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 22413966
E-mail: sandra@pulsaqua.com