Imperial Beach is a city in the southwestern area of San Diego County just 5 miles north of the Mexico border. Community members have protested sewage and trash runoff, odors, ear infections, bacteria levels, skin rashes, and unusual taste in the water, despite governmental water quality testing policies.
SDG 14: Life Below Water
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the United Nations Environmental Program – Major Group for Children and Youth – Microplastics and Marine Litter Working Group organized ahead of COP26 a youth summit event of interactive meetings addressed to young people around the world. Through a partnership with Hubzine Italia, Citta Studi Campus Sostenibile, Politecnico di Milano, and #All 4 Climate Italy.
This project defines a replicable and flexible methodological framework for assessing the magnitude and distribution of marine pollution and impacts of beach activities. This analysis aims to provide comprehensive and harmonized information on plastics to deepen understanding on the management of marine resources using citizen science.
The exhibit consists of two parts: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab SDSU 4 SDGs “Leave No One Behind ” Exhibition & Libraries and Sustainability: Working Toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the SDSU Library.
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers presented “Monitoring marine litter through participatory GIS: case studies and lessons learned” at the FOSS4G Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers presented “Localizing the SDGs by strengthening diversity and deliberation in climate adaptation planning in southern California and the Baja California Mexico region” at the Hispanic Heritage Month, SDSN-USA event.
Date: October 26-29, 2021 | Location: Rimini, Italy Ecomondo Conference 2021, Italian Exhibition Group PRESENTATION: “A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions.” Partners Vito Domenico, Fernandez Gabriela, and Maione Carol Vito, D., Fernandez, G., & Maione, C. (2022).… Read More »Ecomondo Conference
Date: November 22, 2021 | Location: Seoul, South Korea 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution, Post Plastic, University of Seoul, Korea. PRESENTATION: “Plastic detection using a multi-method approach: Comparative case studies from coastal tourism sites.” Partners Maione Carol and Fernandez Gabriela
Date: November 29, 2021 to December 1, 2021 | Location: Brussels, Belgium 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union, PRESENTATION: “Ocean Metabolism: A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions.” Partners Maione Carol, Fernandez Gabriela, and Vito… Read More »2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union
Date: October 28-29, 2021 | Location: South Korea 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, and Risk Assessment of Microplastics. In assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment and public health. University of Seoul, Hanyang University, South Korea, and Ministry of Environment… Read More »1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution