Functions of WRI
The WRI is envisaged to undertake the following functions: 1. Develop policy, legal, social, technological, and scientific expertise in the water resources sector; 2. Plan, facilitate, and conduct research responsive to national and regional needs; 3. Promote technology transfer and the dissemination and application of research results to appropriate users; 4. Provide for education and training of scientists, engineers, and students as water resources professionals; 5. Assist public and private interests in the planning, regulation, conservation, development, and utilization of water resources through outreach program; and 6. Provide opportunities for research grants to be awarded by organizations under national, bilateral, multilateral, and international arrangements.