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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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Employment Opportunity: Watershed Education Specialist

Employment Opportunity: Watershed Education Specialist

We’re seeking a highly-skilled educator to manage grants and other sponsored projects and to lead education programs for a wide range of audiences.
Expanding Environmental and Watershed Literacy Inquiry Practice With Geospatial Technology Tools

Expanding Environmental and Watershed Literacy Inquiry Practice With Geospatial Technology Tools

Using geospatial technologies to explore complex interdisciplinary phenomena is a highly effective method for both teachers and students to better understand connections within the natural world.
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Supreme Court to Decide on Wetlands

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the stage is set for a landmark decision on its future.
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Stroud Center Work Tied to New U.S. Foreign Policy on Water Security

The White House Action Plan on Global Water Security recognizes that without access to acceptable quality water, the risks to individuals, businesses, and nations are significant.
Entomologists collect freshwater insects for a project that examines the impact of streamside restoration on water quality.

Breaking the Fall

How the Clean Water Act changed the trajectory of America’s waterways and became a beacon for freshwater science.
A student weighs dried leaves in a mesh bag in preparation for a leaf pack project.

Teen’s Eye-Opening Experiment to Monitor Local Water Quality Wins at Science Fair

“My finding surprised me and taught me that the clean water in my community is more limited than I thought.”

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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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