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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

Give to the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director's Fund
Give to 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
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Amazon Names the Stroud Center’s Model My Watershed a “City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge” Winner
Amazon Web Services has announced Stroud Water Research Center — a global leader in the advancement of knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems — is a 2018 winner of the ... Read More
Denis Newbold named a 2018 SFS Fellow
Denis Newbold Named SFS Fellow
Society for Freshwater Science Fellows are the leaders, at national and international levels, of their areas of freshwater science ... Read More
Get Your Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification
Get Your Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification
Through the accurate and precise identification of these organisms, you will be better prepared to record taxonomic data for biomonitoring programs ... Read More
Diversity and distribution of anammox bacteria in water column and sediments of the Eastern Indian Ocean
Diversity and distribution of anammox bacteria in water column and sediments of the Eastern Indian Ocean
Gang Q., J. Wanga, J. Kan, X. Zhanga, Z. Xiaa, X. Zhanga, Y. Miaoa, and J. Sun. 2018. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 133:52–62 ... Read More
Grand prize winner at the 2018 Road Rally for Fresh Water
Car Enthusiasts Explore Chester County Watersheds in Support of Clean Fresh Water
The rain didn't stop the second annual Road Rally as drivers counted bodies of water and restoration sites while answering clues about the region's history ... Read More

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