The mission of the Nireas-International Water Research Center 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.
With regard to the first mission, Nireas-IWRC strives to become a central location that is easily accessible to scientists from the international community through the creation of a virtual home for water-related research, and makes bold steps for the creation and hosting of an internationally-recognized research center for the advancement of water-related research. Consequently, Nireas-IWRC ultimately 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.
Equally important, the second Nireas-IWRC’s mission generates a responsive environment for technology-enhanced research to motivate, engage and inspire citizens, and one that will be embedded directly in the social web. The acquired knowledge and know-how are transmitted internationally by publications, lectures, teaching, and consulting to the private and public sector. Emphasis is given on disseminating knowledge (publications, conferences, and training) electronically via an on-line web portal. Hence, Nireas-IWRC operates as a magnet, bringing international researchers to the institute in order to focus on the most pressing water-related issues.