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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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Nitrogen sinks or sources? Denitrification and nitrogen removal potential in riparian legacy sediment terraces affected by milldams

Peck, E.K., S. Inamdar, M. Sherman, J. Hripto, M. Peipoch, A.J. Gold, and K. Addy. 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, early online access.
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Convergence of biofilm successional trajectories initiated during contrasting seasons

Wang, J., M. Peipoch, X. Guo, and J. Kan. 2022. Frontiers in Microbiology 16, Sec. Aquatic Microbiology.
An EnviroDIY monitoring station next to a USGS gaging station on White Clay Creek near Avondale.

The Best Environmental Sensor: Is EnviroDIY Water Quality Data as Good as USGS?

For National Water Quality Month and World Water Monitoring Day, we’re putting EnviroDIY to the test!
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Did You Know That August is Make-A-Will Month?

Whether you are 18 or 80, now is the time to plan your legacy! We invite you to join our Headwaters Society to ensure the future of clean fresh water.
Cover crop coach Steve Groff shows what is left of cotton underwear after being buried for 60 days.

Dirt Diaries: Soil Health Campaign Drives Underwear Digs Across Pennsylvania

For the past two months, the soil life — worms, small insects, bacteria, fungi — has been chomping away at the 100% cotton underwear.

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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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