Landmark Studies

Stroud™ Water Research Center has helped lay the foundation for the basic scientific assumptions of stream research. From the Rockefeller Studies in 1969, to the River Continuum Concept, to our studies of the benefits of streamside reforestation, the knowledge acquired over many decades has become internationally known.

Other Notable Projects

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Map of the Delaware River basin.
Delaware River Watershed Initiative
A multiyear project to monitor, protect, and restore critical freshwater sources for 15 million people from New York to the ...
Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology: White Clay Creek, Pennsylvania
Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology: White Clay Creek, Pennsylvania
A study of a third order drainage basin in Pennsylvania, examining stream and watershed characteristics associated with riparian zone restoration ...
Map of the Área de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica
Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology: Costa Rica
A study of small to intermediate size streams in the Área de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica, with the backdrop ...
A tree growing on the banks of White Clay Creek above the remains of a stone dam.
Critical Zone Observatory
A study of how soil erosion and sediment transport through rivers impacts the exchange of carbon between the land and ...
White Clay Creek Stream Watch volunteers.
White Clay Creek Stream Watch Project
The project evaluated water quality in White Clay Creek and its tributaries and encouraged efforts to assess, improve, and protect ...
A map showing the Schuylkill River basin.
Schuylkill River Project
This project is an effort to assess stream water quality throughout the 1,900-square mile Schuylkill River basin in southeastern Pennsylvania ...
Stroud Preserve riparian buffer study site map.
Stroud Preserve Reforested Riparian Buffer Project
The Stroud Preserve riparian reforestation project is a demonstration of the three-zone Riparian Forest Buffer System developed by the USDA ...
Two women and a man identifying aquatic insects at a workshop in Peru.
The Peru Project
Stroud Water Research Center applied its decades of experience to an integrated research and education project in headwaters of the ...
City of New York water supply sign.
The New York Project
In 2000 Stroud Water Research Center was awarded a grant to conduct a six-year study to monitor and evaluate water ...

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Learn More About Our History

The Beginning | The Watershed | Landmark Research | Art and Science | Road to Independence | Building Blocks

Celebrate Stroud Water Research Center’s history — from its humble beginning in Joan and Dick Stroud’s garage to a world-renowned freshwater research institution — with our anniversary book, The First Fifty Years.