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.

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Three researchers seated on the ground and one standing collect samples from a rainfall simulator.

After the Harvest, the Rain Must Come

Researchers at Stroud Water Research Center are using a rainfall simulator to assess how farming practices affect water quality in our streams and rivers.
Four educators at a table in an outdoor pavilion learning how to use the Pocket Macros app.

On the Screen and in the Stream: Expanding Support of Adult Audiences

In addition to virtual programming, our education department offers open enrollment professional development workshops and partners closely with local school districts.
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Spatial variability in streambed microbial community structure across two watersheds

Akinwole, P., J. Kan, L.A. Kaplan, and R.H. Findlay. 2021. Microbiology Spectrum 9(3) e01972-21.
A red box with holiday ornaments, and a glass of water in the middle.

Give the Best Gift on Earth: Fresh Water

Clean drinking water, good health, plentiful trout, productive soil, the simple joys of swimming, boating, fishing — our healthy freshwater ecosystems make these and so many other things possible. 
Wills Curley in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey with the Super Bowl LII trophy.

Watershed Restoration Welcomes Wills Curley to the Team

After volunteering and then moving into a part-time role, Curley says he is ecstatic to join the Stroud Center full-time as the watershed restoration project coordinator. 
Rodman Moorhead IV in front of brightly colored artwork.

Stroud Center Welcomes New Board Member

Rodman Moorhead IV is following in the footsteps of his father, who dedicated more than 20 years of steady leadership as chairman of the board.

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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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