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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.

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

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
Volunteers Plant Nearly 1,000 Trees for National Volunteer Week
Volunteers Plant Nearly 1,000 Trees for National Volunteer Week
Stroud Water Research Center restored 2.75 acres along two swales that transport rain water into a major tributary of the Brandywine River, which eventually flows downstream to provide drinking water for ... Read More
Simuliidae (black flies)
Certification Opportunity in Michigan
April 27, 2018: Taxonomic certification exams will be offered at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan ... Read More
Isopoda (aquatic sowbugs)
Test Your Skills With the #MysteryMacro Quiz
Want a fun way to learn about freshwater macroinvertebrates? Check out the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission #MysteryMacro quiz featuring photos by Dave Funk ... Read More
Dozens of streams protected! Now investing additional $40 million for clean water
Protecting Water Through Collaboration, Science, and Conservation
Stroud Water Research Center is excited to share great news about our work to protect clean water as part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). We are proud to ... Read More

Upcoming Events

  1. Citizen Science Volunteer Training Workshop

    April 28, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  2. Fore Fresh Water Golf Outing

    May 14, 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  3. Leaf Pack Coming to Michigan!

    May 19, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  4. Road Rally for Fresh Water

    June 10
  5. Schuylkill Acts & Impacts

    June 16 - June 23