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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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Waterfall in El Valle, Panama, home of the golden frog.

Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Stroud Center seek a postdoctoral scientist in watershed hydrology to join a team in Panama.
Three summer interns measuring stream parameters.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Entomology

We’re seeking current or recently graduated science majors to serve as laboratory assistants in a biological water quality analysis of sites in the Schuylkill and Delaware River basins.
A stream runs through a forest in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Ecology

Stroud Water Research Center is searching for a postdoctoral associate to study molecular microbial ecology in aquatic and terrestrial environments.
A man walks through a Costa Rican landscape of grass and shrubs with a brilliant rainbow above.

Tropical Freshwater Research Unlocks One of Nature’s Secrets

Scientist Lou Kaplan, Ph.D., describes how tropical research like his deepens our understanding of stream ecosystems both locally and abroad.
Stroud Center and Silk Grass Farms staff pose on a bridge over a stream in Belize.

Informing Sustainable Agriculture in Belize

With the Stroud Center's help, Silk Grass Farms is protecting water resources as they deploy new farming techniques to benefit local communities.
Three college students take a selfie in a Costa Rican stream.

College Students Travel to Costa Rica With Stroud Center Team

Students majoring in teaching, STEM, and international studies joined the Stroud Center for one week in the Área de Conservación Guanacaste of Costa Rica.

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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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