WLRC aspires to become the leading national and regional knowledge-for-development hub on sustainable water and land resources management in Ethiopia and the Broader Horn of Africa by 2030.


The mission of WLRC is to generate, manage and disseminate scientific knowledge and innovations that inform design of policies and programs for sustainable water and land resources management and thereby contribute to sustainable development in Ethiopia and Broader Horn of Africa


The institutional values WLRC upholds are ethics, scientific rigor, partnerships, open access and inclusiveness.

  • Maintaining good ethical standards: WLRC believes that its activities should be conductedobserving he highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable national laws,agreements with donors and other stakeholders, and socio-cultural values of society in
  • Scientific rigor: WLRC adheres to applying state-of-the-art tools, models, equipment,methods and approaches in its research and development undertakings.
  • Honouring partnerships: WLRC upholds co-creation and co-management of knowledge,innovations, experiences and development jointly with its key stakeholders by reachingout to them proactively in its research and development endeavours.
  • Open access: WLRC shares the rapidly growing position that knowledge and innovationsshould be shared with partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries in open access modalitykeeping to pertinent laws.
  • Equality, Equity, and Inclusion: WLRC observes the principles of equality, equity, andinclusion with respect to sociocultural diversity, gender and disability in its activities andinteractions with stakeholders.
  • Sustainability: ensuring a safe future while contributing to betterment of current socioecological conditions is the core priority of WLRC; thus, it ensures that sustainability isembedded in all it does, be it alone or with partners and stakeholders.