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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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UpStream Newsletter, Fall 2000

Stroud Center scientists are racing to finish their first season of sampling the streams and reservoirs that give clean water to nine million New Yorkers.
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Molecular tracers of organic matter sources to surface water resources

Standley, L.J., L.A. Kaplan, and D. Smith. 2000. Environmental Science and Technology 34:3124–3130.
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UpStream Newsletter, Spring 2000

The Stroud Center, internationally-known for its knowledge of small streams, is now doing a research project on the nation’s largest river, the Mississippi.
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Comparison of three TOC methodologies

Kaplan, L. A. 2000. A broad-scale comparison of DOC methodologies. Journal of the American Water Works Association 92:149–156.

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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.

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.

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 Society for Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification Program ensures skilled persons are providing aquatic invertebrate identifications in North America.

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 Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds provides free technical assistance to Pennsylvania-based watershed and conservation organizations.