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Moving Freshwater Science Forward

Our efforts at Stroud™ Water Research Center require intellectual curiosity, a systematic and rigorous approach to scientific research, and the drive to answer a series of challenging questions about freshwater ecosystems. The answers to these questions may take decades to fully understand, but it is critical that we persist, as they have the power to influence others in ways that positively affect the world’s finite supply of clean fresh water.

Recent Publications

Stream restoration for legacy sediments at Gramies Run, Maryland: early lessons from implementation, water quality monitoring, and soil health

Mattern, K., A. Lutgen, N. Sienkiewicz, G. Jiang , J. Kan, M. Peipoch, and S. Inamdar. 2020. Water 12(8):2164.

Streambank legacy sediment contributions to suspended sediment‐bound nutrient yields from a Mid‐Atlantic, Piedmont watershed

Jiang, G., A. Lutgen, K. Mattern, N. Sienkiewicz, J. Kan, and S. Inamdar. 2020. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, early online access.

Streambank legacy sediments in surface waters: phosphorus sources or sinks?

Inamdar, S., N. Sienkiewicz, A. Lutgen, G. Jiang, and J. Kan. 2020. Soil Systems 4(2):30.

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Freshwater Research News

Probe: Pharmaceuticals In Drinking Water
Probe: Pharmaceuticals In Drinking Water
The Stroud Water Research Center, in Avondale, Pa., has measured water samples from New York City's upstate watershed for caffeine, ... Read More
Stroud Center Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
Stroud Center Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
For 40 years, Stroud Water Research Center has worked to discover ways to preserve, restore, and protect fresh water for ... Read More
Journey to Peru
Journey to Peru
An account of three weeks in the Amazon headwaters, studying the Madre de Dios River and its tributaries under a ... Read More
Tioga County EPA Grant to Study Effects of Acid Mine Drainage
Tioga County EPA Grant to Study Effects of Acid Mine Drainage
Stroud Center scientists will investigate the relationship between acid mine drainage and the ability of streams to process nitrogen and ... Read More
Amazon Source of 5-Year-Old River Breath
Amazon Source of 5-Year-Old River Breath
Most of the carbon being outgassed as carbon dioxide from Amazonian rivers and wetlands has spent a mere five years ... Read More
Stroud Center Receives Science Initiative Challenge Grant
Stroud Center Receives Science Initiative Challenge Grant
Thanks to the generosity the “Friends of the Stroud Center,” we have met the Kresge Challenge to raise $1 million ... Read More

Join the Clean Water Paddle Push!

When: August 1–16
Where: A body of water near you!

Grab your paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or inner tube and hit a body of water near you during our two-week celebration of water, the earth’s most vital natural resource.

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