Nireas-International Water Research Center (Nireas-IWRC) operates within the University of Cyprus (https://nireas-iwrc.org). The activities of Nireas-IWRC were launched on the 31st of December 2010, with the Center’s official inauguration held on the 22nd of March 2011 to coincide with the celebration of the International Water Day. The establishment of the Center was made possible following the successful evaluation of a proposal submitted by our research group to the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (recently renamed to Research & Innovation Foundation) under the "Strategic Infrastructure" Research Call for the establishment of research units and for laying the foundations for substantial growth of research in Cyprus. Our research Center was co-financed, between 2011 and 2015, by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus (through the Research Promotion Foundation) and by the University of Cyprus. Further, in December 2013, after a decision taken by the Council of the University, the Council of Ministers and the Cyprus Parliament, the Center became one of the official Research Units of the University of Cyprus.
The primary objective of the Center is to conduct research of high international caliber, while at the same time serving the research needs of the Cypriot society, economy and industry. Currently, the Center is an important player in the scientific water arena not only at the national level, but also at the European and international level. The mission of the Nireas-IWRC is twofold: the development of cutting-edge water technologies and the dissemination of water-related technologies to the public, accessible to citizens and practitioners alike. Nireas-IWRC offers a platform not just for more effective technologies but for an entirely new generation of functionality for sustainable management of water resources, harnessing the synergies of integrated interdisciplinary research on water quality, quantity, and management and by linking previously stand-alone content through a single knowledge repository.Read more