The objective of the Wasatch Front Water Quality Council is to provide directed research that leads to an understanding of the Utah Lake, Jordan River, and Great Salt Lake ecosystem. This understanding will allow for protection of the ecosystem's water quality, cost effectively.
Great Salt Lake Ecosystem which includes Utah Lake and the Jordan River is complex and understudied. The ecosystem from Utah Lake to Great Salt Lake is surrounded by a large metropolitan area and receives water from many sources. Understanding how this ecosystem functions, what water quality can be attained in the ecosystem, and insuring that the various uses can be maintained requires an understanding of past research and continuous new research to increase societies ability to insure it is preserved. The WFWQC objective is to direct and fund such research.