The Water Research Commission (WRC) actively contributes to South Africa’s water knowledge base by funding fundamental water research, growing scientific capacity and disseminating knowledge to important stakeholders through various formats. WRC-funded projects directly address the country’s water challenges by investigating new technologies and methods to enhance water and sanitation supply, supporting policy and legislation, and providing much-needed guidance to implementers. The organisation funds research touching all aspects of the water cycle, including water resource management, aquatic ecosystems, water use and waste management, and the use of water in agriculture. The WRC also looks at aspects like climate change that may affect our water resources in the future. ′′The mission of the WRC is to be a dynamic hub for water-centred knowledge, innovation and intellectual capital. We provide leadership for research and development through the support of knowledge creation, transfer and application. We engage stakeholders and partners in solving water-related problems which are critical to South Africa’s sustainable development and economic growth, and are committed to promoting a better quality of life for all."
The WRC Electronic Water Knowledge Hub aims to facilitate better access to WRC research products (research reports, journals, multimedia). Over 4 014 knowledge hub items are freely available for use by the water sector.