State of Washington Water Research Center Just another Clean Technologies Network site

The State of Washington Water Research Center (SWWRC) is a collaborative effort by researchers from throughout Washington to oversee and conduct applied water-related research within the context of economic, social, and cultural well-being. The center was established in 1964 by the Water Resources Research Act and is one of 54 water research institutions or centers in the United States. Led by Washington State University, the SWWRC serves as the integral connection between the academic community members who conduct research on water management issues and the organizations that regulate public water resources, including city, state, and federal government agencies and private industry. The center also strives to foster the education of the nation’s future water professionals.


The SWWRC has a threefold mission


To oversee and conduct applied water-related research

To foster the education and training of our Nation’s future water professionals

To serve as a nexus within the academic community by transferring research results to those who manage or use the Nation’s water resources

Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Projects

Report to the Washington State Legislature

December 2014

The State of Washington Capital Budget for 2013 charges the State of Washington  Water Research Center “to prepare separate benefit-cost [B-C] analyses for each of the projects  proposed in the 2012 Yakima River basin water resource management plan [IP]”.  This report is in response to this legislative charge. More >>

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Recent Research Topics

ABSTRACT – 3D Characterization of Riverbed Hydraulic Conductivity & Its Relation to Salmonid Habitat Quality

ABSTRACT – Benthic Organisms and Flow Field Interactions – Improving Linkages and Descriptions

ABSTRACT – Phosphorus Contamination of Surface Waters


Contact us



State of Washington Water Research Center Washington State University Albrook 202B PO Box 643002 Pullman, WA 99164-3002

Phone and email

Jacqueline McCabe Principal Assistant Phone: 509-335-5531