About CRED


CRED (cred.wq.io) was designed to facilitate community monitoring of the Red River basin during the 2013 spring runoff. Anyone in the region can use CRED to submit timely reports and photographs from their mobile devices for review by partners at local and federal agencies.

CRED is a service of the Red River Basin Decision Information Network (www.rrbdin.org) managed by the International Water Institute (www.iwinst.org), and is made possible as part of the Watershed Feasibility Study sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Red River Watershed Management Board, and the ND Red River Joint Water Resources District.

In the original concept, reports posted to CRED were retweeted via @CREDreports, using a syntax based on recommendations by the Tweak the Tweet project. Tweak the Tweet promotes a straightforward hashtag syntax for Twitter users that facilitates semi-structured communication between those affected by and those responding to crisis events. More information can be found by visiting the dedicated Tweak the Tweet instance for the 2013 Red River floods.

CRED has been tested on a wide variety of devices, including the latest Android and iOS versions as well as modern desktop browsers. Note that some older devices might not allow the selection of a photo, or might open a file browser instead of the camera. If you are having any issues using CRED please contact us at cred-issues@wq.io.

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