Water is our most precious and delicate asset

It connects us to one another, the natural world, and adventure in ways that no other resource can.

As our land-use patterns become more complex and pollutant inputs more variable, taking an holistic but detailed approach to monitoring and analysis paves the way to uncovering previously undefined pollutant sources before irreparable damage results.

Our team is constantly seeking to evaluate and challenge our assumptions about how to balance development with continued ecological integrity. This takes the form of advanced field monitoring for pollutants in lakes, rivers, and groundwater, including an extensive, year round continuous record of chloride levels in freshwater New England streams and the detection of illicit discharges to stormwater systems that flow untreated to waterways.

We also see a need to scrutinize the management practices that we and other design practitioners rely on to meet pollutant reduction targets. Management practices designed and installed with the best intentions to reduce the impact of development can operate in unexpected ways when in the ground. That’s why we partner with regulators, University researchers, and others in the design community to articulate the most pressing questions on practice performance and develop and carry out multi-scale research projects to push the field forward, towards a more sustainable future.