Water For Development
Group photograph of graduands of Youth Empowerment Programme 2016/2017 with management and staff of National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna
Participants at the Regional Expert Meeting on water Quality held between 5th and 6th December, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria
Cross-section of newly admitted students during the matriculation of 2016/2017 session
Experts from National University of Public Service, Budapest Hungary on a visit to the National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna
The Executive Director, Dr. Emmanuel Adanu presenting the Assessment of Water Resources Capacity Building Needs in Africa to the Honourable Minister of Water Resources at the South South Cooperation for the up-scaling of IWRM and Eco-hydrology as a tool for Water security in Africa held on 24th-26th January, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria
The Honourable Minister of Water Resources recieving the Assessment of Water Resources Capacity Building Needs in Africa from the Executive Director National Water Resources Institute, kaduna at the South South Cooperation for the up-scaling of IWRM and Eco-hydrology as a tool for Water security in Africa held on 24th-26th January, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria
Participants at the South South Cooperation for the up-scaling of IWRM and Eco-hydrology as a tool for Water security in Africa held on 24th-26th January, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria
The Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Hussaini Adamu FNSE delivering his key note address
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Water Fact:
There is about the same amount of water on Earth now as there was millions of years ago *** Water is the most important resource in the world *** Water regulates the Earth’s temperature *** Unsafe water kills 200 children every hour *** Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface *** 1.7% of the world’s water is frozen and therefore unusable *** If all of the water vapor in our planet’s atmosphere fell as water at once and spread out evenly, i

LEGAL STATUS

In October 1979, the National Institute of Water Resources (NIWR) began to operate as a project under the Federal Department of Water Resources. Later it was legally established through the enactment of the "National Water Resources Institute" (NWRI) Decree No. 3 of March 2nd, 1985.

Currently, National Water Resources Institute Act, Cap No. 83, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

LEGAL MANDATE

  1. Promote and Develop Training Courses in Water Resources.
  2. Advise the Minister on National Water Resources training needs and priorities;
  3. Perform applied research functions in all aspects of water resources development and management (i.e. flood control, river regulation, reclamation, drainage, irrigation, domestic and industrial water supply, sanitation and hygiene practice, sewage and sewerage treatment);
  4. Perform such ancillary services on planning of water resources management and river basin development;
  5. Promote necessary codes of practice in water resources development and management suitable for Nigerian conditions;
  6. Promote the establishement of a uniform national water resources data collection system relating to surface and subsurface water resources;
  7. Provide for the training of the various sector stakeholders on short courses and formulate programme of work in the field of water resources;
  8. Establish and maintain a Water Resources Library, Documentation and Conference centre;
  9. Publish or sponsor publication of water resources journals;
  10. Promote cooperation in water resources development and management with similar bodies within and outside the country and with international bodies connected with water resources management and operations; and
  11. Carry out such other activities as are necessary or expedient for the full discharge of its functions under this Act.

OUR VISION

To be the foremost institution for capacity development on sustainable water resources management in Nigeria and internationally.

OUR MISSION

  • Institute is committed to the practical training of sector stakeholders to develop their capacities and equip them with skills for implementing Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • In pursuance of excellence, Institute seeks to provide leadership and focus in the conduct of applied research; acquisition, analysis, storage and dissemination of water resources data and information in Nigeria.

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING

  • NWRI is a goverment owned Institution - A parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
  • Located in Kaduna (North-central Nigeria)
  • Led by an Executive Director/Chief Executive, supported by 3 Directors (Head of Departments i.e, Administration and Finance, Research and Technical
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Executive Director

Dr. Emmanuel Adanu
Executive Director


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