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China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research

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China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) is a national research institution under the Ministry of Water Resources of China, and is engaged in almost all the disciplines related to water resources and hydropower research. 

With over 50 years of development, IWHR has grown into an indispensable think tank of the Chinese government for decision making and a backbone technical consultant in water related areas. It is at the same time the host of multiple international organizations or their Chinese branches, including WASER, WASWAC, ICOLD, ICID, IAHR, GWP, IHA and ARRN.

With 11 research departments and four affiliated enterprises, IWHR is endowed with research capacity in: hydrology and water resources; water environment and ecology; flood control; drought relief and disaster reduction; soil and water conservation; river and lake management; water resources in rural and pastoral areas; hydraulics; geotechnical engineering; hydraulic structures and materials; earthquake engineering; hydro machinery and electric equipment; automation; engineering monitoring and examination; renewable power resources; water history; and informatisation and remote sensing technology.