The Institute for Watershed Studies is a research and academic support facility that is affiliated with Huxley College of the Environment
, Western Washington University
, Bellingham, WA
The Institute for Watershed Studies actively supports student and faculty research on freshwater lakes, streams, and wetlands by providing training, supervision of student projects, assistance with program development, and by sponsoring seminars and presenting guest lectures on a wide range of topics relating to watershed studies.
Many of the Institute's projects involve local water quality issues and community service, which provides a link between the University and the general public.
The Institute is certified by the Washington State Department of Ecology
to conduct a variety of water quality analyses, which gives students the opportunity to learn advanced water testing techniques.
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