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We provide stormwater leadership through research, training, and education.

We envision a future where communities are knowledgeable about stormwater research and apply planning and tools to minimize flooding, protect clean water, and promote thriving ecosystems.

6PPD-Quinone Tire Research

Ground-breaking research done by Dr. Jen McIntyre and others has established a link between coho salmon pre-spawn mortality and the rubber preservative 6PPD-Quinone commonly found in tires. This discovery has garnered attention, not only from the scientific community but also from major industry heads and lawmakers.

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EPA, Tribal, State, and Local Leaders and Partners Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

Seattle, WA (August 5, 2022) – The Clean Water Act turns 50 this year and EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika…

REPOST: 'Stealth Pollutant' Article from The Guardian

Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Washington Stormwater Center Researchers Drs. Jen McIntyre (WSU) and Ed Kolodziej (UWT), discuss the implications of 6PPD…