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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.

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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

A Message From Dave Arscott, Executive Director of Stroud Water Research Center
A Message From Dave Arscott, Executive Director of Stroud Water Research Center
We need to embrace this moment of massive awareness as our window of opportunity to take genuine action and to work harder to advance human rights and equality for all ... Read More
Why I Give to the Future of Fresh Water Initiative: Nathan Hayward III
Why I Give to the Future of Fresh Water Initiative: Nathan Hayward III
“Life, as we know it, depends on water. The Stroud Center was founded to learn all we can about ways to preserve fresh water for health and sustenance as well ... Read More
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Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Soil Health and Water Quality
The Stroud Center is searching for a postdoctoral associate to study the impacts of agricultural cropping and conservation practices on soil microbiome, water quality/biogeochemistry, and hydrology ... Read More
Coronavirus Update
Coronavirus Update
The health and safety of our staff and community are of utmost concern and we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation ... Read More
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Talking Soil Health on Public Radio
Healthy soils can reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff, and increase stormwater infiltration, reduce stream flooding, and improve groundwater base flows ... Read More
Diving into eeBLUE: Stroud Water Research Center Partners with NOAA and NAAEE to Offer Watershed STEM Education Grants
Diving into eeBLUE: Stroud Water Research Center Partners with NOAA and NAAEE to Offer Watershed STEM Education Grants
These grants will support programming for a total of 91 local 21st Century Community Learning Centers sites and their students, many of whom live in high-poverty and underserved areas ... 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 in-person Stroud Water Research Center events through the end of May have been postponed or canceled. We have also CLOSED our campus to visitors and to non-critical employees.

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.