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Stroud Water Res. Ctr.

Stroud Water Research Center

Primary CZO Partner Organization

Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center’s scientists and educators have been focused on one thing — fresh water. At the heart of the organization is an interdisciplinary team of scientists whose research efforts are dedicated to understanding the ecology of streams, rivers, and their watersheds — both pristine and polluted.

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.

Businesses, policy-makers, landowners, and community volunteers alike use the Center’s research findings and watershed education programs to make informed decisions that affect water quality and availability — from land use planning and storm water management to water treatment and conservation.

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