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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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Tree shelters and tree seedlings ready to be planted in a riparian buffer.

Watershed Restoration Internships

The Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program is hiring up to two paid interns for seasonal or summer assistance.
Waterfall in El Valle, Panama, home of the golden frog.

Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Stroud Center seek a postdoctoral scientist in watershed hydrology to join a team in Panama.
Three summer interns measuring stream parameters.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Entomology

We’re seeking current or recently graduated science majors to serve as laboratory assistants in a biological water quality analysis of sites in the Schuylkill and Delaware River basins.
A stream runs through a forest in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Ecology

Stroud Water Research Center is searching for a postdoctoral associate to study molecular microbial ecology in aquatic and terrestrial environments.
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Delaware River Watershed Initiative Pollution Assessment: Stage 2 Project Report

Aufdenkampe, A.K., D.B. Arscott, B. Evans, L. Perez. 2024. Stroud Water Research Center Report #2024-001.
A man walks through a Costa Rican landscape of grass and shrubs with a brilliant rainbow above.

Tropical Freshwater Research Unlocks One of Nature’s Secrets

Scientist Lou Kaplan, Ph.D., describes how tropical research like his deepens our understanding of stream ecosystems both locally and abroad.

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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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