All Projects

Please note: project status is updated as part of our annual reporting process and thus lags behind the current year. E.g., projects shown as “active” in 2019 were active in 2018 and may or may not be active in 2019. Projects are listed in reverse chronological order and we are still in the process of adding older projects.

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CNH: Coupled Climate, Cultivation, and Culture in the Great Plains: Understanding Water Supply and Water Quality in a Fragile Landscape

This collaborative project develops a model to predict the potential impact of climate variability, climate change, land use, and human ... Read More

Macroinvertebrate Monitoring at Sites in White Clay Creek, Pa., Flint River, Ga., Mississippi River, Mo., Susquehanna River, Pa., and Delaware River, Pa.

(Note: the formal project title changes from year to year depending on which rivers are monitored.) These projects use aquatic ... Read More

Assessment of Environmental Conditions in Bennetts Run at Kendal-Crosslands Based on Physical, Chemical, Macroinvertebrate, and Fish Monitoring

Bennetts Run is a small tributary to Brandywine Creek in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, including portions of Kendal-Crosslands Communities and ... Read More

Brandywine Stream Stewards: Community Action in Support of Healthy Waters

The Stream Stewards Program, centered on 1,100 acres of open space in the First State National Historical Park, engages the ... Read More

Integration of Physiological, Life-History, and Macro-Ecological Approaches for Understanding Thermal Limitation in Aquatic Insects: Implications for Freshwater Biodiversity in a Warming World

In this project, we test the hypothesis that temperature limits the distributions of aquatic insects through its effect on resource ... Read More

Assessment of Environmental Conditions in Streams of the Runnymede Sanctuary Based on Physical, Chemical, and Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

The 1,670-acre Runnymede Sanctuary was created to preserve the extensive natural, historic, and scenic resources harbored by the property and to ... Read More

Improving Stream Water Quality and Reducing Runoff by Improving Farm Soil Health Through Permanent Cover Cropping

Scientists are studying how soil structure and soil ecosystem health improve farm fields over a three-year period after shifting from ... Read More

West Chester Area School District Water Quality Education Center

Stroud Water Research Center educators and restoration staff will provide assistance in this newly funded project in forest restoration, establishment ... Read More

Water Quality Mobile App Software Updates

The Water Quality mobile app is a water-monitoring data-collection and learning tool designed for use by educators and their students, ... Read More

Thomas P. Bentley Muddy Boots Fund for Chester County Council, BSA Programs

The establishment of the Muddy Boots fund has made Stroud Water Research Center education programs free for youth in Chester ... Read More