The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate

We manage Norway’s water and energy resources

NVE’s mandate is to ensure an integrated and environmentally sound management of the country's water resources, promote efficient energy markets and cost-effective energy systems and contribute to efficient energy use.

The directorate plays a central role in the national flood contingency planning and bears overall responsibility for maintaining national power supplies. From 2009 NVE is assigned greater responsibility for the prevention of damage caused by landslides.

NVE's Hydrology Department is the national hydrological service in Norway and has a strong research and development activity.