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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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John Young and Lamonte Garber take stock of a three-acre riparian buffer planted on the Young farm.

A Riparian Buffer Takes Root in Lancaster County

Maintenance is critical to the survival of riparian buffers. We visited John Young on a buffer maintenance day, checking in on the trees, the weeds, and the birds.
Nicole Wickenhauser in Bangladesh.

Ready, Set, Go: How Marathoner Nicole Wickenhauser Is Poised to Protect Clean Fresh Water

At Water.org, Wickenhauser connected funders to projects that deeply resonated with their unique interests. She hopes to be part of a similar trajectory of impact at Stroud Water Research Center.
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Partitioning inorganic carbon fluxes from paired O2 – CO2 gas measurements in a neotropical headwater stream, Costa Rica

Marzolf, N.S, G.E. Small, D. Oviedo-Vargas, C.N. Ganong, J.H. Duff, A. Ramírez, C.M. Pringle, D.P. Genereux, and M. Ardón. 2021. Biogeochemistry, early online access.
Expanding Environmental and Watershed Literacy Inquiry Practice With Geospatial Technology Tools

Expanding Environmental and Watershed Literacy Inquiry Practice With Geospatial Technology Tools

Using geospatial technologies to explore complex interdisciplinary phenomena is a highly effective method for both teachers and students to better understand connections within the natural world.
A woman carries tree shelters as she helps maintain a streamside forest buffer.

Doing Good Better: Refining Buffer Restoration Methods

The goal of improving the survival and growth of trees has persisted through decades of research. Yet, with every new advance, new questions arise.
Teachers learn how to use foldable microscopes at workshop.

Teachers Bring Home Lessons From the Amazon

Stroud Water Research Center and its partners are developing curricula that take the lessons the Amazon offers for how to live sustainably to schools and communities across the globe.

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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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