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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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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.

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The Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director’s Fund
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
Postdoctoral Associate in Soil Health and Water Quality
Postdoctoral Associate in Soil Health and Water Quality
We're searching for a postdoctoral associate to study the impacts of agricultural practices as part of a six-year grant-funded collaboration with the Rodale Institute ... Read More
Particulate organic matter (POM) composition in stream runoff following large storms: role of POM sources, particle size, and event characteristics
Particulate organic matter (POM) composition in stream runoff following large storms: role of POM sources, particle size, and event characteristics
Johnson, E.R., S. Inamdar, J. Kan, and R. Vargas. 2018. Journal of Geophysical Research (early online access) ... Read More
Impacts of hydrous manganese oxide on the retention and lability of dissolved organic matter
Impacts of hydrous manganese oxide on the retention and lability of dissolved organic matter
Stuckey, J.W., C. Goodwin, J. Wang, L.A. Kaplan, P. Vidal-Esquivel, T.P. Beebe Jr., and D.L. Sparks. 2018. Geochemical Transactions 19:6 ... Read More
Oviposition behavior and host records for the parasitic midge <em>Trichochilus lacteipennis</em> (Johannsen) (Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae)
Oviposition behavior and host records for the parasitic midge Trichochilus lacteipennis (Johannsen) (Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae)
Funk, D.H., S. Roberts, and A. Graham. 2018. CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research 31 ... Read More
Explore "Wonders of Water" With Us at Philly Flower Show
Explore “Wonders of Water” With Us at Philly Flower Show
Visit two exhibits featuring our research, education, and watershed restoration or hear us speak at the Water Summit! ... Read More

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