About us:

• Since its establishment in 1976, the Institute is continuously endeavoring to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, and to meet its client’s needs and requirements. The ultimate goal covering these efforts is the maximum utilization of water resources on technically, economically and environmentally sounds bases. At present, the Institute is upgrading its organization structure.
• As a governmental institution, DRI receives the major part of its financial resources from the Government of Egypt. DRI is cooperating with many other donors to carry out research projects. The followings are some of these projects which were carried out during the last 15 years
• Drainage Research Program Phase I, (Dutch – Egyptian research Project).
• Drainage Research Program Phase II, (Dutch – Egyptian research Project).
• Monitoring and Analysis of Drainage Water Quality (Dutch – Egyptian research Project).
• National Water Quality and Availability Management (Canadian - Egyptian research Project).
• DRI has around 73 scientists and engineers, roughly divided equally amongst civil engineering and agricultural degrees. A major support in the on-going and planned work of DRI is well experienced young and middle management cadre in addition to excellent technical, administrative/financial and logistic staff.

About us:The Institute’s main objectives are:

• To develop and test appropriate methods and technologies for planning, design and implementation of drainage systems for water-logging and salinity control for irrigated agriculture.
• To identify the most convenient and economic methods of operation and maintenance of subsurface drainage systems, leading to maximum possible lifetime.
• To develop specifications for drainage materials.
• To determine and evaluate the technical and economic effectiveness of drainage projects and their effects on soils and crops, and to develop strategies and criteria for rehabilitation of subsurface drainage systems.
• To establish drainage coefficients and develop principles for the planning and design of open drains.
• To determine drainage water quantity and quality and the potential of reusing drainage water in irrigation.
• To develop criteria and guidelines of the reuse of drainage water in irrigation.
• To carry out environmental impact assessments of the implementation of drainage systems and reuse of drainage water.