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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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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.
Mandy Nix collecting macroinvertebrates in the east branch of White Clay Creek.

Congrats and Farewell, Mandy Nix

Stroud Water Research Center congratulates and says farewell to Mandy Nix, our all-star watershed education specialist, as she begins the next chapter of her career.
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Supreme Court to Decide on Wetlands

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the stage is set for a landmark decision on its future.
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Stroud Center Work Tied to New U.S. Foreign Policy on Water Security

The White House Action Plan on Global Water Security recognizes that without access to acceptable quality water, the risks to individuals, businesses, and nations are significant.
Entomologists collect freshwater insects for a project that examines the impact of streamside restoration on water quality.

Breaking the Fall

How the Clean Water Act changed the trajectory of America’s waterways and became a beacon for freshwater science.

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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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