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

Cows in a stream

From Stream to Tap: Keeping Fresh Water
Clean and Safe

Water treatment facilities have procedures in place to make water safe for drinking. But of course, the dirtier the water, the greater the cost to treat it. A key part of protecting freshwater resources is identifying and reducing sources of pollution.

Stroud Center Celebrates National Park Service’s Commitment to Fresh Water

More than 220 guests joined the Stroud Water Research Center at the 14th annual Water’s Edge gala as they honored the National Park Service and its director Jonathan Jarvis.

Expanded Professional Development Programs for Educators

We’re expanding our professional development programs for educators to include the WikiWatershed webinar series, more workshops at the Stroud Center, and an emerging partnership with the Chester County Intermediate Unit.

David Reinfeld

New Major Gifts Director Joins
the Stroud Center

Having grown up in the Sunshine State, it’s not surprising David Reinfeld has an equally sunny outlook for his new position at Stroud Water Research Center. “I’m extremely motivated to see the Stroud Center succeed,” he said in a recent interview.

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