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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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A purple martin with a large dragonfly in its beak.

Follow the Martin! Migration Sensor Network Tracks Bird From Our Backyard to Central America

When wildlife-tracking telemetry towers were installed in Pennsylvania and Costa Rica, a purple martin reminded us of the connections between the temperate and tropical watersheds we study.
Mike Brubaker in a field at Brubaker Farms.

Brubaker Farms, a Stroud Center Partner, Wins Leopold Conservation Award

The Stroud Center worked with the Brubakers on measures to protect water quality, including manure management, fencing cows out of Donegal Creek, and planting streamside forest buffers.
Mandy Nix holding a wooden fish plaque while surrounded by Trout Unlimited members.

STREAM Girls Leader Honored by Trout Unlimited Chapter

Mandy Nix received an award for outstanding work leading the STREAM Girls program at the Stroud Center since 2019. 
Soil Health Coordinator Lisa Blazure sitting at a soil health study site in the Susquehanna watershed.

“How’s My Soil?” How We’re Helping Farmers Answer This Question

The Soil Health Benchmark study lets farmers assess the health of their soils and see it compares to the data of their peers. 
A group of educators at the dedication of the West Chester Area School District Water Quality Education Center.

Stroud Center Partner Opens New Water Quality Education Center

West Chester Area School District’s three outdoor learning classrooms and interpretative signage will engage students, teachers, and the greater community for generations to come.
Graduate Research Leading to a Degree from University of Delaware

Graduate Research Leading to a Degree from University of Delaware

A graduate research assistantship position is available to investigate nutrient processing and microbial response of precolonial or pre-legacy soils following stream/riparian restoration.

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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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