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Our Mission

The State of Washington Water Research Center (WRC) was established by the American Water Resources Research Act of 1964 as one of the National Institutes for Water Resources.  Over it’s more than half century of work on water resources for the benefit of the State of Washington, The WRC has become an integral connection between academics; local, state, and federal government; and the private sector.

The WRC has a threefold mission:

  1. To oversee and conduct applied water-related research
  2. To foster the education and training of our Nation’s future water professionals
  3. To serve as a nexus within the academic community by transferring research results to those who manage or use the Nation’s water resources

The WRC is housed at Washington State University, but collaborates with water researchers colleges and Universities throughout the state, nation, and world to pursue its mission.

WRC Presentation slides (March 2019)

To join our Listserv

The WRC has a listserv:
1) WRC listserv: The WRC list will focus on both Statewide and WSU-related events (e.g. it will include water-related seminars taking place at WSU).

If you are interested in being included on the WRC listservs, please feel free to join by adding yourself with the following steps:
1. Visit the following link to WSU’s Information Services website:
2. Enter your full name.
3. Enter your email address
4. From the drop-down menu Choose the WRC list.
5. Click the “Join List” button and you will be added to the mailing list.

WRC Listserv

We welcome your questions or comments:



State of Washington Water Research Center
Washington State University
PACCAR Room 242
Pullman, WA 99164-5825

Phone and email

Jacqueline McCabe Principal Assistant Phone: 509-335-5531


Twitter: @WA_WRC