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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

Wm. Bob Irvin of American Rivers
The 2018 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
The 2018 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence will be presented to American Rivers on its 45th Anniversary and its President and CEO, Wm. Robert Irvin ... 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
Pennsylvania Master Watershed Stewards
Meet the Master Watershed Stewards Who Are Saving Streams
To help citizen scientists become better volunteer stream monitors, we've partnered with Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward program ... Read More
New Entomologist Cuts Her Own Path
New Entomologist Cuts Her Own Path
A year spent backpacking on the West Coast ignited a passion for fresh water in Maria Scarborough, the newest addition to our Entomology Group ... Read More
International Visitors Learn Water Resource Management
International Visitors Learn Water Resource Management
The Stroud Center presented strategies for assessing, monitoring, and conserving water resources to delegates from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe ... Read More
How We Celebrated Fall With Our Friends of Fresh Water
How We Celebrated Fall With Our Friends of Fresh Water
Recapping our Wine & Whiskey for Water celebration of our favorite fall indulgences and our healthy soil, healthy water film premiere ... Read More

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