Office of Research

Center for Urban Waters


The Center for Urban Waters is a community of environmental scientists, analysts, engineers and policy makers developing creative and sustainable solutions to restore and protect the Puget Sound. The center provides an intellectual environment where people with a diverse mix of skills can collaborate to develop innovative approaches to environmental restoration and protection and to sustainable urban development.

Core Services Offered

Puget Sound Institute
Encyclopedia of Puget Sound:
Washington Stormwater Center:

Funding Information:

EPA, 2010-2014
NOAA, 2010-2013
Puget Sound Partnership, 2010-2014
Washington Department of Ecology, 2010-2013

Reporting Structure:

Chancellor, UW Tacoma

Related UW Entities:

UW Tacoma: Environmental Science, Urban Studies, Institute of Technology
College of the Environment

External Partners:

City of Tacoma
Puget Sound Partnership
Port of Tacoma
Urban Clean Water Technology IPZ

Center Details

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Director: Baker, Joel
Location: 326 East D St, Tacoma, WA 98421
Year Started: 2010
Administrator / Program Manager: Davenport, Kim
Administering College/School: UW Tacoma 
P.I. Home Department: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 
Faculty Involvement: 1