Physical, Chemical, and Biological Assessment of Streams and Rivers in Bhutan and Bangladesh

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Scientists continue to evaluate the water quality of streams and rivers flowing through the major districts of Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha in Bhutan, as well as the Sreemangal and Dholubari Tripura Para areas of Bangladesh. Three monitoring stations equipped with real-time sensors were established in 2015 on the Thimphu River in Bhutan and were operated continuously during 2016.

Funded by: Stroud Endowment for Environmental Research, W. B. Dixon Stroud Jr., Peter Kjellerup, and The Walker Fund of the University of Pennsylvania.

Principal Investigator: Bernard W. Sweeney


  • 2017: Bryan Currinder and Naimul Islam (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 2016: Anthony Aufdenkampe; Beth Fisher (University of Minnesota); Bryan Currinder and Naimul Islam (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 2015: Anthony Aufdenkampe; Beth Fisher (University of Minnesota)

Project Years: 2015, 2016, 2017

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