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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

Employment Opportunity: Facilities Apprentice
Employment Opportunity: Facilities Apprentice
Stroud Water Research Center invites applications for a full-time, entry-level position as a Facilities Apprentice ... Read More
$1 Million Challenge Grant to Benefit the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director's Fund
$1 Million Challenge Grant to Benefit 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
Employment Opportunity: Aquatic Entomology Research Technician
Employment Opportunity: Aquatic Entomology Research Technician
Stroud Water Research Center invites applications for a full-time Research Technician position as part of the aquatic entomology research team ... Read More
Internship Opportunity: Entomology
Internship Opportunity: Entomology
The Stroud Center is seeking science majors to serve as laboratory assistants in a biological water quality analysis of the Schuylkill and Delaware River Basins ... Read More
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Large-scale protection and restoration programs aimed at protecting stream ecosystem integrity: the role of science-based goal-setting, monitoring, and data management
Kroll, S.A., R.J. Horwitz, D.H. Keller, B.W. SweeneyJ.K. Jackson, and L.B. Perez. 2019. Freshwater Science, early online access ... Read More
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Salting for Safety is Taking a Toll
In some areas, salt is necessary for safe winter driving and walking. But we have to decide how much is too much and what price we are paying for it ... Read More

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