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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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Local environment and individuals’ beliefs: the dynamics shaping public support for sustainability policy in an agricultural landscape

Granco, G., M. Caldas, J. Bergtold, J.L. Heier Stamm, M. Mather, M. Sanderson, M. Daniels, A. Sheshukov, D. Haukos,and S. Ramsey. 2021. Journal of Environmental Management, early online access.
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Model My Watershed: an investigation into the role of big data, technology, and models in promoting student interest in watershed action

Marcum-Dietrich, N., S. Kerlin, A. Hendrix, N. Sorhagen, C. Staudt, and Z. Krauss. 2021. The Journal of Environmental Education 52(4).
Stories From the Clean Water Paddle Push

Stories From the Clean Water Paddle Push

Participants as far away as Alaska and Hawaii logged 149 hours on the water and raised more than $3,000 to support clean fresh water while enjoying their favorite body of
Scientists Explore the Power of Hemp and Better Farming Methods to Build Healthy Soils and Protect Clean Water

Scientists Explore the Power of Hemp and Better Farming Methods to Build Healthy Soils and Protect Clean Water

Two recent field days gave us an opportunity to present updates on research projects examining the connection between farming methods, healthy soils, and clean fresh water.
Stroud Center Engages English Language Learners in Watershed STEM

Stroud Center Engages English Language Learners in Watershed STEM

Students at the Migrant Education Summer Camp went on an online watershed expedition to learn about their local watersheds.

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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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