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
Wading Into Citizen Science
Wading Into Citizen Science
Environmental Monitor profiled the environmental education program at The Hill School in the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area ... Read More
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Occupied and abandoned structures from ecosystem engineering differentially facilitate stream community colonization
Tumolo, B.B., L.K. Albertson, W.F. Cross, M.D. Daniels, and L.S. Sklar, 2019. Ecosphere 10(5):e02734 ... Read More
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Help Guide Support for Environmental Education in Pennsylvania
Attention Pennsylvania Educators! You are invited to respond to the 2019 Status and Needs of Environmental Education in PA Survey ... Read More
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Stroud Center Earns Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating
The Stroud Center’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it four stars from Charity Navigator ... Read More

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