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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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Employment Opportunity: Director of Institutional Advancement and Major Gifts

The Director will play an instrumental role in catalyzing local, national, and international awareness and support for the Stroud Center.
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Employment Opportunity: Soil Health Project Coordinator

The Coordinator will manage landowner relations and no-till and cover crop implementation on agricultural lands in northern Virginia.
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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.
A graph of water temperatures in forested, reforested, and meadow reaches of White Clay Creek during a heat wave in 2024.

Heat Waves in the Water

Have you ever wondered about extreme weather's immediate and long-term effects on our streams and rivers and its impacts on aquatic life?
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Unseen Intruders: Microplastics in Our Rivers

If you are curious about plastics pollution, especially microplastics, this webinar provides a helpful overview.
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Empowering People: Trash Monitoring Along the Schuylkill River

Did you hear about how the community along the Schuylkill River helped identify hotspots for trash in the river and along the banks?

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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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