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Since 1967, Stroud Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water.
We advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.

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A relic milldam on the Christina River in Delaware.

Will Removing Thousands of Old Milldams Across the Northeast Help or Hurt Streams?

Stroud Center scientists have been assessing how milldams affect the filtering capacity of streams and whether their removal affects water quality. 
Max Stoner and Don Ace in the community garden at their retirement community.

Learning Something New Never Gets Old

At ages 100 and 80, two retirees plant their first cover crop and build soil health in their retirement community garden.
Young riparian buffer in Franklin Township, Pa.

Matthew Ehrhart of the Stroud Center Testifies at Pa. House Committee Hearing on Streamside Forests Bill

Ehrhart’s testimony focused on what Stroud Center scientists have learned about the impact trees can have on water quality, wildlife habitat, and flood reduction.
Rocky Run meanders through a forest near Wilmington, Delaware.

To Reduce Flooding and Water Pollution, Add Green Space

Every park, every garden, every green space, no matter how small, gives rainwater the time and space to slow down and spread out.
David Arscott presenting the 2023 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence to Laura Turner Seydel.

Stroud Water Research Center Honors Laura Turner Seydel, Chair of Captain Planet Foundation

Turner Seydel shared inspirational stories about how she and her collaborators are addressing urgent challenges affecting environmental health and sustainability.
Publication title with image of a mayfly

Spatial scale impacts microbial community composition and distribution within and across stream ecosystems in North and Central America

Bier, R.L., J.J. Mosher, L.A. Kaplan, and J. Kan. 2023. Environmental Microbiology 25(10): 1860–1874.

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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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