Dr.Mahmoud said:The Institute was established by the Presidential Decree Nr. 27, 2007 .It will function as a national centre of excellence in the water research. It is an autonomous body linked directly to the minister of higher education. Its head office is in Homs (temporarily located at the Faculty of Science, Al-Baath University).
The institute aims to develop human resources in the field of integrated water resources management. It carries out applied scientific researches and studies. In addition HIWM plans and implements training courses for local and Arab stakeholders. The institute cooperates with local, regional and international organizations in the fields of water reseaches, training, postgraduate studies, and exchange of experience and information.
HIWM will offer internationally accredited postgraduate programmes (M.S and PhD degrees in water management) that meet international quality standards.