The National Water Research Center (NWRC) as the research arm of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI), is a center of excellence that prossesses the knowledge and expertise in water resources, dedicated to conduct applied research at the highest water policy-making level. NWRC is an inter-disciplinary research Center dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages basic and applied researches planning both traditional water-related disciplines, as well as non-traditional and emerging disciplines. Based upon, NWRC is mandated to provide innovative solutions and communicate them to the end users; therefore, enhance research uptake. NWRC’s organization consists of twelve research institutes; basically tackling the following water resources related topics: Irrigation and Drainage, Hydraulics, Hydraulic structures and Machinery, Surface and Groundwater Hydrology, Sediment Transport, Water Quality and Pollution Control, Coastal Protection and Lake/Shore Environment, Climate Change and Geo-Measurements Analysis, Water Socio-Economics. Each institute covers one or more of these research areas.
NWRC was elected to the governors’ board of the World Water Council during the 8th General Assembly held in Marseille, France during the period 29 November – 1 December 2018. The General Assembly elected 35 member organizations to serve on the Council’s Board of Governors until the next General Assembly in 2021. There are 406 member organizations in the World Water Council.