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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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On the Road to Restoration

On the Road to Restoration

Learn how far our watershed restoration program has come in nearly 10 years and where we’re going to help farms adopt science-based solutions that restore healthy streams.
The Viscosity Effect: A Newly Found Connection Between the Riparian Zone and Water Quality

The Viscosity Effect: A Newly Found Connection Between the Riparian Zone and Water Quality

A new Stroud Center study shows that the density of water plays a previously overlooked role in nutrient and carbon cycling in freshwater ecosystems.
Lenape Chief Dennis Coker discussing native mussels with Tara Muenz along Fork Branch in Delaware.

Lenape Community Scientists Restore Their Ancestral Watershed

Watershed monitoring and stewardship activities will support the potential to reintroduce mussels — the most endangered and threatened freshwater faunal group in the United States.
Four golfers from Constellation at the hole the company sponsored.

Great Turnout “Fore” Fresh Water

We are grateful to the record number of sponsors and golfers who helped to make this event so successful! Enjoy the photos, and we hope to see you next year.
Two scientists paddle on the Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania during an algae bloom.

New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could ID Sources of Water Pollution

Real-time chlorophyll sensors can be used to determine the origins of algae in rivers and streams. 
A female mayfly with a ball of eggs attached to the underside of her abdomen.

The Magic of Mayflies

Without any mouth parts, fully mature adult mayflies, called spinners, cannot eat, and so most live but a single day.

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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.

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.

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

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


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