Washington Stormwater Center


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.


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

The charge to create Washington Stormwater Center was organized by stormwater-minded individuals, businesses, jurisdictions, agencies, and non-profits with the goal to work toward our mission:

To protect Washington’s waters through improvements in stormwater management, serving as the central resource in Washington for integrated NPDES education, permit technical assistance, stormwater management and new technology research, development, and evaluation.

We will help you navigate complexities and challenges to realize the rewards of stormwater management. Our staff provides assistance, information resources, and training on stormwater management. Washington Stormwater Center provides a gateway to research, information and new, innovative, and emerging technologies.

See more about our history, our staff, and jobs openings.

Where Is The Center?

The Washington Stormwater Center is a collaboration between Washington State University and the University of Washington, and therefore has two physical locations:

 Center Administration, LID
 Emerging Technologies
Washington State University-Puyallup 
2606 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA  98371
Center for Urban Waters - UW Tacoma
326 East D St
Tacoma, WA  98421

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