Development goals 6, 12 and 14 calls for a more sustainable management of natural and water resources. Goal 12 especially talks about assuring all people have relevant information to make sustainable decisions in their lives. The following submission ties in to these goals by encouraging the awareness and usage of ecological and chemical status classification information about the water bodies in Europe.
Background: During 2015-2019 Wikimedia Sweden, Swedish water management authorities and Sweden’s meteorological and hydrological institute (SMHI) have collaborated around facilitating the description of water management, the Water framework directive and ecological status classification on Wikidata and Wikipedia. New Wikidata properties and templates for info-boxes utilizing reported ecological status have been created to facilitate the use of information about ecological status classification in Wikipedia articles about lakes and coastal water.
This submission sets up a workshop to map more countries status classification data to Wikidata as well as evaluating whether new properties are needed to properly describe the data.
Questions we want to raise are
What are the first steps one has to take to introduce status classification data from a new country to Wikidata?
Are spatial and geographical data surrounding the classification data readily available?
Is there any license issues with the data?
What information is there about the implementation of the water framework directive in other countries?
What wikidata properties are most suitable to describe the relationship between geographical objects and Water framework directive objects on Wikidata?
Are new properties needed to properly describe the relationship? Especially where the overlap is only partial.
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a: