Research Institute for Groundwater (RIGW) is one of twelve research Institutes within the National Water Research Center (NWRC).
RIGW was established since 1975 to take over and extend the work of the Groundwater Research Inspectorate (GRI) which was started science 1953.The main activity of (GRI) was to establish a network for monitoring the groundwater levels and quality in the Nile valley and Delta region.
Since 1975, the RIGW has experienced a sustainable growth of its tasks with the increasing importance of groundwater in the national water policies. The RIGW staff is a well-qualified multi-disciplinary research team, capable of scientifically handling development problems with sufficient practical experience. The structure of the institute is flexible enough to generate integrated groups, which technical studies may require.