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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.

The 2018 Annual Report, “Preparing for Extremes,” is now available! Pick up a print copy at one of our events or read it online now.

Latest News

$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
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Diversity and spatial distribution of chromophytic phytoplankton in the Bay of Bengal revealed by RuBisCO genes (rbcL)
Pujari, L., C. Wu, J. Kan, N. Li, X. Wang, X. Shang, M. Wang, C. Zhou, and J. Sun. 2019. Frontiers in Microbiology, early online access ... Read More
Tree Care is Essential for Successful Riparian Forest Buffers
Tree Care is Essential for Successful Riparian Forest Buffers
Young seedlings face a variety of threats on floodplains that are also home to deer, rodents, invasive plants, and yes, flooding! ... Read More
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Sharing Our Science in Salt Lake City
Stroud Center scientists shared their work at the weeklong annual meeting of this premier international organization of aquatic scientists ... Read More
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Denitrification and anammox: understanding nitrogen loss from Yangtze Estuary to the East China Sea
Wang, J.,  J. Kan, G. Qian, J. Chen, Z. Xia, X. Zhang, H. Liu, and J. Sun. 2019. Environmental Pollution. Early online access ... Read More
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Students Learn to Solve Water Resource Challenges
The new WATERS project will develop a student-centered curriculum for students of all abilities to learn water concepts and about water careers ... Read More

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