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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

Future of Fresh Water Initiative

Goal: $20 Million

Nowhere else in the world is there an organization like Stroud Water Research Center, which has spent 51 years focused on understanding, preserving, and protecting fresh water. To strengthen ongoing research and to expand community empowerment programs to protect clean fresh water regionally and around the world, the Stroud Center has announced its Future of Fresh Water Initiative.

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Latest News

Coronavirus Update: Events Postponed, Campus Closed to Visitors
Coronavirus Update: Events Postponed, Campus Closed to Visitors
The health and safety of our staff and community are of utmost concern and we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation ... Read More
Strengthening Our Capacity for Global Freshwater Conservation and Restoration
Strengthening Our Capacity for Global Freshwater Conservation and Restoration
Our remaining goal for the Future of Fresh Water Initiative is $11 million and an investment from you in our mission is deeply vital and appreciated! ... Read More
Internship Opportunity: NSF REU in Watershed Biogeochemistry
Internship Opportunity: NSF REU in Watershed Biogeochemistry
This internship is part of a long-term research project focusing on how biogeochemical and ecological processes change over time after riparian reforestation ... Read More
Truist (Formerly BB&T) Renews Its EITC Support
Truist (Formerly BB&T) Renews Its EITC Support
EITC funds enable us to offer field trips, school programs, and professional development at no or low cost to Pennsylvania public school districts ... Read More
Publication title with image of a mayfly
Impacts of conventional and organic management practices on soil health and water quality
Mukherjee, A., R. Bier, E. Omondi, J. Kan, and M. Daniels. 2020. Rodale Institute website ... Read More
Photo of the mayfly, Neocloeon triangulifer, by DH Funk
Modeling Mayflies to Understand the Challenges of a Warming Planet
There are some questions too complicated for lab experiments to answer ... Read More

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.

Upcoming Events

Events Postponed/Canceled

The health and safety of our staff and community are of utmost concern and we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation.

As a result, all Stroud Water Research Center events through April 19, 2020, have been postponed or canceled. We have also CLOSED our campus to  visitors.

Additional postponements and/or cancellations may be announced at a later date. Please visit our events and news pages for the most up-to-date information.