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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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Closterium algae magnified 20x under a microscope.

A Fresh Look at River Algae in the Delaware River Basin

A novel method to evaluate how algal concentration changes during river floods may be key to more accurately predicting how to keep algae under control. 
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Partnering for the Planet

We’re excited to announce that our friends at GreenWeaver Landscapes have reinforced their commitment to the environment as a 1% for the Planet company.
A crew of four men work on a newly planted riparian buffer.

Cutting Waste in the Reforestation of Riparian Zones

New research on buffer plantings seeks to reduce plastic waste, maintenance costs, and the mortality of planted trees and shrubs.
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Environmental Educator Steve Mohapp Teaches Others by First Listening

For Steve Mohapp, teaching comes as naturally as his love of nature. One might even say it’s in his blood.
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Influence of the 2021 Brood X cicada emergence on near surface hydrology in forested and urban landscapes

Ficklin, D., C. Kelleher, E.V. Bergan, D.T. Myers, S. Adelsperger, and E. Hardman. 2023. Hydrological Processes, early online access.

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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.


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