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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.

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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

Employment Opportunity: Education Specialist
Employment Opportunity: Education Specialist
The Stroud Center is seeking a highly skilled educator to implement grants and other sponsored projects and to lead education programs for a wide range of audiences ... Read More
Stroud Center Announces Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director's Fund
Stroud Center Announces 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
Heavy equipment at a wetland construction site.
Scientists Monitor New Wetland Designed for Flood Control and Improved Stream Habitat
Because of flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation provided Stroud Water Research Center with a $3 million grant to reduce flooding across the 1,800-acre White ... Read More
Bison and cattle grazing impacts on baseflow suspended sediment concentrations within grassland streams
Bison and cattle grazing impacts on baseflow suspended sediment concentrations within grassland streams
Grudzinski, B., C.M. Ruffing, M.D. Daniels, and M. Rawitch. 2018. Annals of the American Association of Geographers ... Read More
A Helicopter, Sun, and an Overall Great Day on the Green
A Helicopter, Sun, and an Overall Great Day on the Green
Stroud Water Research Center’s third annual golf outing was a huge success! Sunday’s downpour led to a delayed start for the course to dry out, but 96 golfers enjoyed a ... Read More
Graphic showing what percentage of nitrogen, sediments, and pesticides are kept out of a stream by a 100-foot tree buffer
The Restored Watershed: 50 Years of Solutions for Clean Fresh Water
For the last 50 years scientists at Stroud Water Research Center have demonstrated the connection between good land-use practices and clean fresh water, between healthy soil and healthy water ... Read More

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