The Council for Scientific & Industrial Research - Water Research Institute (CSIR-WRI) is the foremost science and technology organization in Ghana. The mandate of the CSIR-WRI in broad terms is to pursue the implementation of government policies on scientific research and development. CSIR-WRI research programmes cover a wide range of activities in the following areas: Industry, Agriculture, Agro-processing, Fisheries, Forestry, Water Resources, Human Settlement Infrastructure, Environment, Health, Natural and Social Sciences.
The Water Research Institute (WRI) is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It was formed in 1996 from the merger of the Institute of Aquatic Biology and the Water Resources Research Institute. WRI has a mandate to conduct research into water and related resources. WRI generates and provides scientific information, strategies and services toward the rational development, utilization and management of the water resources of Ghana in support of the socio–economic advancement of the country, especially in the agriculture, health, industry, energy, transportation, education and tourism sectors.
To become a centre of excellence in the provision of scientific research into water and related resources for sustainable socio-economic growth.
To conduct research into all aspect of water resources (both living and non-living) in order to provide scientific and technical information and services, as well as strategies for the sustainable development, utilization and management of such resources for the socio-economic advancement of the country.
CSIR-WRI core values include dedication to duty, commitment, loyalty to quality assurance and customer satisfaction.