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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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Future of Fresh Water Initiative

Goal: $20 Million

Nowhere else in the world is there an organization like Stroud Water Research Center, which has spent 51 years focused on understanding, preserving, and protecting fresh water. To strengthen ongoing research and to expand community empowerment programs to protect clean fresh water regionally and around the world, the Stroud Center has announced its Future of Fresh Water Initiative.

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Stroud Water Research Center Launches Its Future of Fresh Water Initiative
Stroud Water Research Center Launches Its Future of Fresh Water Initiative
With the world’s need for clean fresh water more pressing than ever, we must increase our capacity to pursue that mission ... Read More
Help Us Meet the $1 Million Challenge!
Help Us Meet the $1 Million Challenge!
Meeting the challenge for the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director’s Fund will ensure we retain global leadership in freshwater science ... Read More
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Why some mayfly adults are older and larger: photoperiodic induction of larval quiescence
Funk, D.H., B.W. Sweeney, and J.K. Jackson. 2019. Freshwater Science, early online access ... Read More
Stroud Water Research Center Celebrates Chad Pregracke of Living Lands & Waters
Stroud Water Research Center Celebrates Chad Pregracke of Living Lands & Waters
Chad Pregracke was presented with the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence in recognition of his dedication and determination to protect fresh water ... Read More
Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring
Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring
A new online field guide promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality and learning how to correctly identify freshwater insects ... Read More
The Power of Citizen Science
The Power of Citizen Science
Citizen science engages people from all backgrounds in the scientific process, empowering them to help solve environmental problems in their communities ... Read More

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.

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