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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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Screenshot of the Watershed Awareness Using Technology and Environmental Research for Sustainability online curriculum.

Discover Free Middle School Watershed Education Lessons

The 10-lesson WATERS curriculum is student-centered, place-based, and accessible to those of varying abilities.
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Sediment-nitrogen (N) connectivity: Suspended sediments in streams as N exporters and reactors for denitrification and assimilatory N uptake during storms

Bisesh, J., E. Bacmeister, E. Peck, M. Peipoch, J. Kan, and S. Inamdar. 2023. Frontiers in Water 5:1254225.
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Stroud Water Research Center

The Season of Gratitude

Together we have sampled, planted, analyzed, taught, and laughed. We’ve questioned, probed, and collaborated. And now we enter the season of gratitude together.
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A new metric for sunlight exposure in rivers, lakes, and oceans

Gardner, J.R., M.W. Doyle, S.H. Ensign, and D.M. Kahler. 2023. Limnology and Oceanography Letters, early online access.
An aerial view of cover crops by Edwin Remsberg and USDA-SARE.

Amazon Web Services Supports Watershed Restoration on Farms Outside Washington, D.C.

The Stroud Center's science-based approach to protecting fresh water will soon make an impact on farms near D.C., aiming to recharge about 67 million gallons of clean water per year.
Carol Armstrong plants a tree in a streamside forest.

Volunteering With Scientists Changed How I Advocate for Clean Streams

Carol Armstrong shares how knowledge she gained from collecting high-quality data in streams empowered her as a clean-water advocate in her community.

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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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