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Our Global Research Efforts

The establishment of Maritza Biological Station marked the beginning of increasingly far-flung travels for Stroud™ Water Research Center researchers and educators, which over the next 30 years would take them literally around the world: to conduct research on the Amazon and Congo rivers and the streams of Papua New Guinea; to lead education workshops in Peru and organize a Leaf Pack group in Kenya in collaboration with Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement; and most recently, to journey to the bucolic country of Bhutan, high in the Himalayas, to assess water-quality conditions and help set up monitoring and citizen-science programs to enable local communities to protect their freshwater sources, which are at once an enormous economic asset and a fragile natural ecosystem.


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International Research and Education News

Spanish Leaf Pack Workshop participants identifying stream insects.
Five Days + Seventeen People = A World of Promise
The Stroud Center gained invaluable insights into ways to improve and adapt our popular Leaf Pack Kit for use in Spanish-speaking countries and the tropics.
Spanish Leaf Pack Workshop participants collecting stream insects.
Spanish-Language Leaf Pack Experiment Kit: Fall Workshop Will Kick Off Pilot Program
Being able to reach out to 500 million Spanish speakers around the world will do a lot to promote a freshwater stewardship movement across many borders.
Peru Project Site Map
Journey to Peru
An account of three weeks in the Amazon headwaters, studying the Madre de Dios River and its tributaries under a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Anthony Aufdenkampe taking water samples from the Pixiam River in Brazil
Amazon Source of 5-Year-Old River Breath
Most of the carbon being outgassed as carbon dioxide from Amazonian rivers and wetlands has spent a mere five years sequestered in the plants and soils of the surrounding landscape.