Stroud Water Research Center

The Stroud Water Research Center's mission is to advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water systems through global research, education, and restoration

Driven by the philosophy that understanding the science of fresh water is fundamental to our ability to protect the integrity of this finite and vital resource, the Center seeks to disseminate its research findings to its peers in the scientific and educational communities, as well as businesses, landowners, policy makers and individuals, to enable informed decision making that affects water quality and availability in our local communities and the world around us.

We accomplish our goals through our pursuit of both basic and applied scientific research, as well as through educational programs, which serve audiences ranging in age from elementary school children to adults in continuing education programs.

Stroud Water Research Center undertakes applied research projects for public agencies and private corporations in an effort to provide solutions to water resource problems throughout the world.

Fresh Water is Our Only Focus

Since 1967, the Stroud Water Research Center’s internationally acclaimed scientists and educators have been focused on one thing — fresh water.

While our research concentrates on streams and rivers — including how they function as a whole and the complex web of life that inhabits them — there’s a much larger story behind our efforts. The health of these freshwater ecosystems is our first line of defense in preserving clean water — and clean water is essential to all life.

Only through knowing how healthy streams and rivers work, and what happens when they become polluted, can we determine how to protect and preserve this vital resource now and for generations to come.

Contact Stroud Water Research Center

Watershed Restoration Group
970 Spencer Road
Avondale, Pennsylvania  19311
Phone: (610)268-2153
Fax: (610)268-0490


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