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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: Ecosystem Ecology Technician
Employment Opportunity: Ecosystem Ecology Technician
Stroud Water Research Center invites applications for a full-time research technician with expertise in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry ... Read More
Give to the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director's Fund
Give to 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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Award-Winning Author to Speak on Wild and Scenic Rivers
Join acclaimed photographer and author Tim Palmer as he inspires the audience with his stories and photos in celebration of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act ... Read More
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Getting Slimed: Scientists Investigate Biofilms in Streams Amidst Climate Change
Slippery, shiny, and available in varying shades of green, slime is the latest research interest of two Stroud Water Research Center scientists ... Read More
Mandy Nix sorting specimens while sitting on a rock in a stream
Meet Mandy Nix: New Watershed Education Specialist
Her personal mission is to foster hands-on freshwater science education that teaches us about ourselves as well as our backyard water resources ... Read More
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Good Fences Make Good Water
Cows wading in a stream might make a pretty picture but the reality is a lot less pleasant. Find out why in this 1-minute podcast featuring Jinjun Kan, Ph.D ... Read More

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