To promote scientific research on the issues and problems related to water management of the region.
To create and reinforce networks for the exchange of scientific, technical and policy information on water issues among the institutions and individuals in the region and in other countries.
To develop and coordinate cooperative research activities on water management issues, taking advantage particularly of the installed scientific and professional capacity of the region and of the relevant UNESCO-IHP networks and non-governmental organizations.
To organize knowledge and information transfer activities on the subject, including international training courses, symposia or workshops, and to engage in appropriate awareness raising activities.
To develop a strong program of information and communication technology to further the Centre’s objectives.
To provide technical consulting and advisory services in the region and beyond as required.
To produce technical publications and other media items related to the activities of the Centre