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Read more about some of the recent projects we have completed at the Center for Urban Waters. 

PAHs and Phthalate Air Sampling

Particulate and gas-phase air samples were collected at the Center for Urban Waters (CUW) on the EPA’s 1-in-6 day schedule. These air samples were extracted and analyzed by CUW staff to measure the ambient concentrations of two important classes of chemical species: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and phthalate esters.

Using a Waste Product to Improve Rain Garden Performance

In this research, various soil mixes commonly used in rain gardens were compared as to their ability to capture heavy metals and nutrients.

UW Water Symposium

The Center for Urban Waters, along with the Puget Sound Institute, was a proud sponsor of the 2013 University of Washington Water Symposium.