UW Research

Center for Urban Waters



The Center for Urban Waters is highly collaborative university-led applied science program dedicated to finding globally-applicable solutions to urban water quality problems in the Pacific Northwest. 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

UW Puget Sound Institute
Encyclopedia of Puget Sound
Washington Stormwater Center
Urban Waters Environmental Analytical Laboratories

Funding Information

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010-present
Puget Sound Partnership 2010-present
Washington Department of Ecology 2010-present
National Science Foundation, 2016-present

Reporting Structure

Dean, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma

Related UW Entities

UW Tacoma: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (Science and Mathematics), School of Urban Studies, School of Engineering & Technology
UW Seattle:  College of the Environment, College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

External Partners

City of Tacoma
Puget Sound Partnership
Port of Tacoma/Northwest Seaport Alliance
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington State University