T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, public research institution, is the direct successor of the State Hydrological Institute, which was founded in 1919. The current organizational form of the Institute was established by the Provision No. 12/06 of the Ministry of the Environment on the 12th of December 2006 from the founding charter of the public research institution. The development of the Institute since its establishment in 1919 is described on the Institute’s web page. The Institute was included in the Register of public research institutions, administered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, on the 1st of January 2007. The identification number of the Institute is 00020711.
The activities of the Institute are based on the founding charter as follows:
- research of the status, use and changes of aquatic ecosystems and their relations with landscape and related environmental risks, waste and packaging management
- professional support to protection of water, prevention of flood risks, waste and packaging management based on the related research.