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Our Focus is Fresh Water

Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water. We seek to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.

What We Do

Featured Initiatives and Partnerships

WikiWatershed® web tools offer watershed data visualization, geospatial analysis capabilities, and science-based predictions of human impacts on stormwater runoff and water quality.

EnviroDIY™ is a community where members ask and answer questions and network within interest groups to develop do-it-yourself environmental science and monitoring devices.

The Leaf Pack Network® is an international network of teachers, students, and citizen monitors using a simple experiment to determine the health of their local streams.

The Water Quality mobile app is a water-monitoring data-collection and learning tool designed for use by educators and their students, citizen scientists, and researchers.

The Society for Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification Program ensures skilled persons are providing aquatic invertebrate identifications in North America.

The Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds provides free technical assistance to Pennsylvania-based watershed and conservation organizations.

Latest News

Wm. Bob Irvin of American Rivers
The 2018 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
The 2018 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence will be presented to American Rivers on its 45th Anniversary and its President and CEO, Wm. Robert Irvin ... Read More
$1 Million Challenge Grant to Benefit the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director's Fund
$1 Million Challenge Grant to Benefit the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director’s Fund
Honoring Bern’s long career at the Stroud Center while ensuring the legacy of his dedication to global research, education, and watershed restoration ... Read More
Photo of sunlight striking frosted grass
“The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water” Film Premiere
The 26-minute documentary film, produced by Natural Light Films of Lancaster, tells how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality ... Read More
Photo of a rainbow near Maritza Biological Station, Costa Rica
Field Notes From Our Work in Costa Rica
A team of five Stroud Center scientists worked under the rainbows of the Orosí Volcano in Costa Rica to survey a dozen streams ... Read More
Video still of a tapir enjoying the rain
“Caught” at Maritza: Tapir Enjoying the Rain
Rafa Morales Cueto, field station manager at Maritza Biological Station, filmed this tapir enjoying the rain while swimming in Río Tempisquito ... Read More
Joseph George on the Nisqually Glacier
Meet Joseph George: New Fluvial Geomorphology Research Technician
He's excited to be working to further understanding of freshwater ecosystems and to improve these systems through research, education, and restoration ... Read More

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