Claire Welty, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Urban Environmental
Research and Education

Professor, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
TRC 102
Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: 410-455-1766
Fax: 410-455-1769

Short CV

     ENCH 210 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
     ENEN 621 - Groundwater Hydrology
Current Projects
Urban Water Innovation Network (U-WIN): Transitioning Toward Sustainable Urban Water Systems

Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER, Phase IV (Emma Rosi, PI)

Quantifying the cumulative effects of stream restoration and environmental site design on nitrate loads in nested urban watersheds using a high-frequency sensor network

Network Cluster: Urban Critical Zone processes along the Piedmont-Coastal Plain transition

Past Projects
Urban resilience to climate change-driven extreme events

Assessment of Stream Restoration Impacts on Urban Sediment Load and Comparison with TMDL Guidelines

Performance and Effectiveness of Urban Green Infrastructure: Maximizing Benefits at the   Subwatershed Scale through Measurement, Modeling, and Community-Based Implementation

Coastal SEES Collaborative Research: Restoration, Redevelopment, Revitalization and Nitrogen in a Coastal Watershed

Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER, Phase III: Adaptive Processes in the Baltimore Socio-Ecological System: From the Sanitary to the Sustainable City (Steward Pickett, PI)

Collaborative Research - WSC-Category 2: Regional Climate Variability and Patterns of Urban Development – Impacts on the Urban Water Cycle and Nutrient Export

MRI: Acquisition of Liquid Water Isotope Analyzer Capability for Advancing Hydrologic Research in the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER

Test-Bed Urban Environmental Observatory Phase 2

Collaborative Research: Dynamic Coupling of the Water Cycle with Patterns of Urban Growth

IGERT: Water in the Urban Environment

Integrating Real-Time Sensor Networks, Data Assimilation, and Predictive Modeling to Assess the Effects of Climate Variability on Water Resources in an Urbanizing Landscape

WaterNet: The NASA Water Cycle Solutions Network

Test-Bed Urban Environmental Observatory


Sediment Erosion and Deposition in Valley Forge National Historical Park
Tracer Tests in Fractured Rock

International Collaboration

Density-Coupled Transport

Water and Watersheds: Valley Creek, PA

Virus Transport

Frequently Used Links
Baltimore Ecosystem Study
USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center
Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science

Send comments and questions to: Claire Welty

Last modified: 10/30/2020