About the National Water Research Center
The National Water Research Center (NWRC) is a pioneer institution dedicated for various water research activities in Egypt. It was established in 1975 as a main research institution within the organization of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI). Under the umbrella of NWRC, twelve research institutes exert concerted efforts to implement a comprehensive research plan serving on-going projects and national development plans focusing on water resources management.
Each of the twelve institutes is concerned with one research discipline in the field of water engineering and related water issues. In addition, The NWRC established a Water Strategic Research Unit, a Central Laboratory for Environmental Quality Monitoring, a Geographic Information System Unit, Information and Documentation Center, and a highly specialized research-oriented Central Library.
Via its twelve institutes and in the light of future plans for water resources development and management, the ultimate objective of NWRC is implementing applied research aiming at optimizing water use, minimizing different water losses and maximizing water availability.
The NWRC pursues a well-formulated applied research strategy to handle the following activities :
- Maintain continuity, credibility and sustainability of applied research programs to cope with the requirements of the governmental and private sectors.
- Adopt appropriate technology transfer programs to improve and promote research performance.
- Strengthen the link between applied research and executing agencies.
- Establish a strong infrastructure foundation.