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close this folderChapter II Research and development resources in food, Agriculture, and nutrition
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View the documentThe Agricultural Research Centre
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Ministry of irrigation

The Water Research Centre, the research agency of the Ministry of Irrigation, is organized into 11 research institutes; it also has a project for the Water Master Plan and departments for technical training and for research services. The Water Master Plan studies models for upper Nile flow routing, Nasser Lake reservoir operation, drainage, downstream water distribution, and changes in the Equatorial Lakes basin down to the Lake Albert outlet.

The Drainage Research Institute of the Water Research Centre studies drainage design for agricultural lands, including re-use of drainage water, water management, and water logging and salinity control. The Groundwater Research Institute gathers hydrologic data and studies the development and management of groundwater, the use and application of groundwater, and the protection of groundwater from contamination. The Water Research Centre is geared toward resolving problems in the storage and delivery of water for agricultural, industrial, and domestic use.