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Developing a Water Atlas for the ACOSA Region of Costa Rica

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Center biologists are working with researchers and managers in the ACOSA region of southwest Costa Rica to collect and disseminate information on streams and rivers to a variety of community stakeholders. The two-year project, which started in 2013, will involve education programs to teach school students, researchers, and other citizens about stream health and monitoring protocols; professional surveys conducted by Stroud Center biologists; and development of an online water atlas to store, visualize and share data among government managers and scientists, nongovernmental organizations and citizens.

Funded by: Blue Moon Fund

Principal Investigator: William H. Eldridge

Collaborators: Bernard W. Sweeney, David B. Arscott, and Tara Muenz

Project Years: 2013, 2014, 2015