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
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
Model My Watershed Featured
A video about teaching environmental sustainability with our Model My Watershed web app is being featured as part of the NSF 2016 STEM For All Video Showcase. Visit the showcase page to watch the video. From May 17-24 you can cast a Public Choice vote for our video and ask questions about MMW.
New Mayfly Data Logger Board Available
Scientists at Stroud Center have developed a new Arduino-based datalogger board and it is now for sale on Amazon! It is similar to some of the boards we’ve used in the past but we added lots of new features and functionality to make it even easier to use. Read more on our EnviroDIY website
Scout Programs Now Available
On Saturday April 30, Brownie Troop #4070 visited us to complete their Wonders of Water Journey badges. Read about their visit in “Scouting out water education at Stroud” in Chadds Ford Live. To request a program for your Boy or Girl Scout troop, visit this link.