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 fresh water.

Research Highlights

Our goal is that our work will grow and its benefits will multiply, just as the small streams we study join together to form larger river systems. From White Clay Creek to the Congo River, Stroud scientists are engaged in important research projects.

Read more about our active projects.

The Landmark Studies

Our work 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 more than 40 years has become internationally known.

Read more about our groundbreaking research.

The People Behind the Science

The people of Stroud Water Research Center are determined to make a difference as they strive to provide both individuals and policy makers with the tools they need to become good stewards of the water.

Read more about our research groups and researchers.