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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.

The 2018 Annual Report, “Preparing for Extremes,” is now available! Pick up a print copy at one of our events or read it online now.

Latest News

$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
Volunteers Plant 1,500 Trees for National Volunteer Week
Volunteers Plant 1,500 Trees for National Volunteer Week
The Stroud Center celebrated National Volunteer Week by planting six acres adjacent to a tributary of White Clay Creek at the Brandywine Polo Club ... Read More
Going to Extremes
Going to Extremes
The Stroud Center is engaged in research aimed at creating and testing new land-management practices to address issues raised by increased weather extremes ... Read More
Creating Model Stewards by Modeling Watersheds
Creating Model Stewards by Modeling Watersheds
The true power of Model My Watershed is in the lasting lessons of action-based stewardship that follow students into the field ... Read More
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Fifty Thousand Reasons Why the Watershed Restoration Program Is Six Years Strong
In the last six years, Stroud Water Research Center has planted nearly 50,000 trees for clean water and healthy streams ... Read More
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Anaxipha hyalicetra sp. n. (Gryllidae, Trigonidiinae), a new sword-tailed cricket species from Arizona
Cole, J.A., and D.H. Funk. 2019. Journal of Orthoptera Research 28(1):3–9 ... Read More

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