Objectives of IRCWEE

The vision of the center is to become pioneer in various field of work; water, environments, and energy research, continuous education and training, capacity building, serving local communities, and strengthening research networks at the national and international levels. To summarize the objectives of IRCWEE, they can be listed as the following:

  1. To implement research programs in core thematic issues, water, environment and clean energy in a multidisciplinary approach.
  2. To collaborate and conduct joint research with national, regional, and international research institutions in fields relevant to our focus.
  3. To make use of and benefit from the wide and multidisciplinary expertise available in-house;
  4. To develop training programs for academics, professionals, field technicians, and local communities;
  5. To sensitize people to make the right decisions with regard to environmental management choices and practices.
  6. To foster synergies and cooperation between academia, research and development institutions and industry to ensure sustainability elements.
  7. To generate a comprehensive database system to provide references that can serve both the academic community and the beneficiaries.


The scope of work and activities of IRCWEE covers the main fields of relevance to natural resources management, inter alia:

  • Environment

    • Development of environmental policies, strategies and action plans.
    • Environmental impact assessment (EIA).
    • Strategic Environmental impact assessment (SEA).
    • Site Environmental assessment.
    • Environmental auditing.
    • Environmental monitoring.
    • Solid, toxic and hazardous waste.
  • Water

    • Ground water hydrology.
    • Surface water hydrology.
    • Wastewater treatment and reuse.
    • Water resources management.
    • Water harvesting management.
    • Effect of climate changes on water resources.
    • Development of new technology for protection of water basins.
  • Energy

    • Analysis of energy demand with respect to economic and social growth.
    • Conduct energy policy research and analysis.
    • Use of clean, domestic energy resources and technologies, such as solar, biomass, alternative fuels, and wind power.
  • Services, Consultation and Perform Environmental studies and auditing for local industry and corporation

    • Implementation of cleaner production concepts and environmental management system.
    • Conduct environmental impact assessment for new development and project.
    • Collect and report energy data, and conduct energy policy research and analysis.
    • Researching socioeconomic aspects/consequences of water/energy/environmental projects and programs.
    • Capacity building of government officials, NGOs, private sector and public regarding water, environment and energy issues.
    • Conduct international, regional and local training in core thematic issues.
    • Provide policy and strategic advice to the public/private sector on a need-basis.
    • Participation in public privet partnership (PPP) project.