Topical Working Groups are a key mechanism through which WSAS fulfills its ‘Science in Service of Washington State’ mission and increases engagement with state policy organizations.

Topical Working Groups are aligned with key scientific and technological policy interests of the state and our members. They increase WSAS’s visibility as a ‘place to turn’ for objective, technically based and clear information on existing topics and issues facing the state, and to inform the state about emerging technical issues that could affect the state.

Three initial Topical Working Groups are:

  • Environmental Quality, Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Jobs, Infrastructure and Economic Environment
  • Quality of Life, Health, Education and Workforce Preparedness