The Institute serves an important role both on a local, regional and an international scale. The Institute was originally built to serve as a trusted research unit of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation for hydraulic and sedimentation problems in the Nile River. However, within less than a decade from inauguration the Institute expanded to include a multilayered service of local, regional and international scale. The Institute conducts applied and academic research that helps the river valley and coastal communities become more resilient to existential threats by the forces of nature. Rising sea levels, floods, river shoaling and sedimentation, scour at hydraulic structures pose threats towards the livelihoods, the sustainability of infrastructure and economy of their surrounding communities.

The institute serves and connects a suite of academic, public, and private entities, by leveraging knowledge and tools that can help address and solve complex hydraulic problems. The strategy of the hydraulics research institute is to address these problems and find solutions by developing numerical models and decision support tools to aid policy makers and stakeholders with science based solutions.

The Institute carries a multitude of research projects, including local target based solutions to regional-large scale research plans. The institute also conducts consultancy services and technical reviews. We are thoroughly committed to robustness and rigorous science and engineering. With our multiverse technical team of wide spectrum of backgrounds, we help address and solve complex fluvial, coastal and deltaic challenges around the world.