Stroud Water Research Center

Posted February 19th, 2014 at 2:27 pm.

The mission of Stroud Water Research Center is to advance global knowledge and stewardship of fresh water systems through research and education. The Center seeks to disseminate its research findings to peers in the scientific and educational communities, as well as businesses, landowners, policy makers and individuals in order to enable informed decision making that affects water quality and availability in our local communities and the world around us. Learn more at

Services/Programs Provided:
Stroud’s applied research projects focus on fresh water, especially river and stream systems.  These projects are undertaken for public agencies and private corporations in an effort to provide solutions to water resource problems throughout the world.

Current and past projects include the Schuylkill River Project, a large-scale assessment of the stream water quality of the Schuylkill River basin conducted through the analysis of the basin’s macroinvertebrates; the Peru Project, an evaluation of samples from 33 river and stream sites in Peru aimed at establishing a baseline of scientific data on stream health and creating inexpensive education programs for the people of the region; and the New York Project, a six-year study to monitor and evaluate water quality and sources of pollution in the streams, rivers, and reservoirs that provide New York City’s drinking water. To learn more, visit

Student Opportunities:
Through their internship program, Stroud Water Research Center offers undergraduate students an opportunity to take part in interdisciplinary research into all aspects of streams, rivers and watersheds. Interns work in the laboratories of senior scientists either as participants in a National Science Foundation funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program or as field and laboratory assistants. Opportunities are available in the fields of Entomology, Organic and Isotope Geochemistry, Ecosystems, and Biogeochemistry.
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Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311 USA

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