The Water Research Centre (WRC) is multidisciplinary research and capacity building centre established by the University of Khartoum in 2009 within the Faculty of Engineering with aims to conduct multi-disciplinary research and development studies addressing needs related to water and the environment, promote capacity building through continued training of water resources professionals , provide technical, strategic and policy advice to policy makers and stakeholders , adapt relevant technologies and methodologies in the world to contribute to knowledge transfer , enhance the role of the university in community development and its involvement and leadership in regional and international water activities.

In 2014 the Centre has been promoted to a Centre of Excellence in Water Research by the Ministry of Higher Education and scientific Research