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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

$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
Internship Opportunity: Communications and Development
Internship Opportunity: Communications and Development
The Stroud Center is looking for a motivated individual who would like to gain experience in the field of communications, marketing, and non-profit fundraising ... Read More
American Rivers Receives Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
American Rivers Receives Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
In 2018 alone, American Rivers removed 13 outdated dams, restored more than 400 miles of rivers, and protected more than 300 miles of wild rivers ... Read More
Photo of Lou Kaplan seated on a rock in a stream
Science Never Retires
Tom Bott, Bern Sweeney, Lou Kaplan and Denis Newbold are using their retirement in order to continue to pursue their passions in freshwater science ... Read More
Middle school students looking at a large caterpillar
Stroud, PECO, and Kennett Schools Bring STEM to Students
The after-school program provided students with safe, structured, meaningful, and fun activities that promote learning and growth at no cost to the parents ... Read More
Sharing Our Science: From Data Analysts to Fly Fishermen
Sharing Our Science: From Data Analysts to Fly Fishermen
Charlie Dow talks about long-term datasets and Scott Ensign explains how fly fishermen can protect and restore the streams upon which their hobby depends ... Read More

Upcoming Events

  1. Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water

    January 17, 2019
  2. Getting Little Feet Wet: Curriculum for Early Childhood and Elementary

    January 30, 2019, 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM
  3. Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop for Non-Formal Educators

    February 12, 2019 - February 13, 2019
  4. Trout in the Classroom Training

    February 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  5. Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    February 21, 2019 - February 22, 2019