Our Focus Is Fresh Water
Who We Are
Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has been focused on one thing — fresh water. We are dedicated to understanding the ecology of streams, rivers, and their watersheds — both pristine and polluted.
What We Do
The health of freshwater ecosystems is our first line of defense in preserving clean water — and clean water is essential to all life. Our freshwater research, education, and watershed restoration programs enable businesses, policymakers, landowners, and individuals to make informed decisions that affect water quality and availability around the world.
How You Can Help
Show your commitment to research and education programs that are helping to ensure clean and available water here and around the world — become a Friend of Stroud Water Research Center today.
What’s New at the Stroud Center
Science Education Monthly Feature: Fish Electroshocking to Determine Stream Health
Have you ever wondered what swims by your feet in your local creek? In this month’s episode of Science Education Monthly Feature, Dr. Valerie Ouellet uses electroshocking to identify the creatures swimming in the White Clay Creek (Pennsylvania).
- Students Nationwide Model Their Watersheds, Solve Environmental Challenges
- Stroud Team Helps Discover Species Diversity in State and National Parks
- Conservation Awards Given to Stroud Center and Deep Roots Valley Farm
- Welcome Summer Interns!
- Stroud Center Speaks on Water Scarcity at SFS Meeting
- Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand
Stroud Center Helps at BioBlitz
Stroud Center entomology interns joined citizen scientists, students, and partner organizations at the Centennial BioBlitz at First State National Historical Park. U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (RI, center) and Chris Coons (DE, right) stopped by our table to learn about macroinvertebrates. See results slideshow
Stroud Center Featured in PSAs
CurrentCast is a syndicated podcast distributed to radio stations nationwide. You can listen to three 60-second public service announcements featuring Stroud Center science on their website: Small Streams: The Heart and Soul of Waterways; Healthy Streams For Healthy Herds; Rock Snot Algae Smothers Streambeds