The most compelling societal issues worldwide stem from the challenge of sustaining our lifestyles and economies in the face of finite resources and a fragile environment.
A large part of the sustainability equation means addressing challenges to our environment – maintaining the health of our finite water, air, and soil resources, especially in light of the impacts of global change. WSU’s research strengths include the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR), one of the earliest and most prestigious air quality research groups in the United States.
Affiliated Centers, Institutes and Labs
Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach
The Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO) applies innovative technologies and management tools to the challenges of global climate change and environmental sustainability. Learn more.
Laboratory for Atmospheric Research
The Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR) conducts air quality research, emphasizing biosphere/atmosphere interactions and regional air quality measurements and modeling. Learn more.
State of Washington Water Research Center
The State of Washington Water Research Center (SWWRC) conducts and facilitates applied water-related research, educates future water professionals, and connects the academic community, water resource managers, and water stakeholders. Learn more.
Related degree programs are available in these departments:
- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering