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Water Resources Science & Management Certificate

Are you interested in water resources?  Have you considered pursuing the Water Resources Science & Management Certificate?

Learn more about the programs by clicking on the links below. The certificates are open to students from all colleges and disciplines who are interested in freshwater resources.


The program has graduated 41 students since 2019!

Water Research Center 2023 Seed Grant Recipients






The State of Washington Water Research Center is pleased to announce the 2023 Seed Grant recipients!  The following projects will be funded under Section 104(b) of the Water Resources Research Act:

  • Evaluation of Drawdown Dynamics and Implications for Groundwater Detectability with Remote Sensing
  • Evaluation of Remote Sensing Based Monitoring of Lake Water Quality in Washington State
  • Exploring Drainage Water Management as a Tool for Improving Water Quality in Washington

Details about the 2023 projects can be found here.

Columbia River Basin Long-Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast Delivered to Ecology

Data Access Website

Every five years, the WRC works with the Washington State Department of Ecology and researchers from WSU and other universities to produce a Columbia River Basin Long-Term Water Supply & Demand Forecast.  The 2021 forecast was released on August 1 2022.  The WSU press release is available here.  For more information including an Executive Summary, the full technical report (due out in late August), and a data repository, visit the WRC CRB Long-Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast Project page.

Skagit Basin Water Supply and Demand Synthesis: A Story Map

A screenshot of the Skagit S&D website to illustrate what it looks like

The State of Washington Water Research Center led an effort to collect and synthesize available data and information about water supply and demand in the Skagit Basin (WRIAs 3 and 4). This synthesis was developed in response to a request by the Washington State Legislature Joint Task Force on Water Supply. The research team was comprised of researchers from Washington State University, the University of WashingtonHDR Engineering, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The final product is this Story Map Series website, a synthesis of published science and technical knowledge of the Skagit hydrologic system. Virtually all maps and graphics on the website are interactive to provide multiple perspectives on data.  Check it out!