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Three weeks ago the World Economic Forum declared that water crises pose the single most significant global risk for the coming decade. For those of us working in the international water sector, this comes as no surprise. The search for solutions to fresh water scarcity has never been more important.  The need for collaboration between industry, government and the academy has never been more urgent. Our collective response to date though, has simply not been good enough READ MORE HERE

New System to Predict Red Tide Outbreaks

International and local marine experts meeting in the Sultanate have successfully developed what is hailed as a precursor of an early warning system for combatting potentially lethal Red Tide phenomena in Oman and the wider Arabian Gulf region READ MORE HERE
MEDRC Organizes a Technical Workshop on Reducing the Environmental Impact of Desalination through Renewables 

The scope of this technical workshop was the use of renewables to reduce the environmental impact of desalination through presenting some case studies from the MENA region and Spain. There is a growing concern on the environmental impact of desalination READ MORE HERE 

Research Findings On Water Needs Shared

The Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence (MENA NWC) held its First Biennial Congress in Muscat, Oman from 9-11 November 2015. The event was co-convened by the Network’s two Centers in Oman – Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) READ MORE HERE

MEDRC Launches 2016 Desalination Training Schedule

MEDRC recently launched the 2016 desalination training schedule under their Continued Professional Education and Training in Water program. The training courses are designed to suit various positions, from entry level to expert level. New courses that have been added to the schedule this year include “RO Level 1: Water Chemistry”, “RO Level 2: Seawater Reverse Osmosis System Design”, “RO Level 2: Process Analysis Laboratory Course, Hands On”, and “RO Level 2:  RO Membrane Chemical Cleaning, Hands On” READ MORE HERE
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New CSR Initiative Aimed at the Youth of Oman
80 Students from Muscat Schools Visit MEDRC


MEDRC invited 80 Muscat students from grade 6 to come to their Desalination Training Center in Al Hail, to allow the students to get an overview of the water sources in Oman READ MORE HERE
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MEDRC Technical & Research Support in Gaza – February Troubleshooting and Non-Routine Maintenance Visits

MEDRC activities in Gaza continue in February as staff  undertake a series of technical consultations with desalination plant managers throughout the month READ MORE HERE

MEDRC Annual Water & Peace Lecture 

December saw the first MEDRC Water & Peace Lecture delivered by Lord John Alderdice in Muscat. Lord Alderdice READ MORE HERE

Non-Revenue Water Management (Advanced Level) Technical Training Course

MEDRC hosted an advanced level training session last week on Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management, attended by water sector experts from Palestine and Jordan READ MORE HERE

Operation and Maintenance for Small Agriculture and Domestic use Desalination Units (Jordan Valley, Palestine)

In cooperation with the Palestinian Water Authority and the Ministry of Agriculture, Palestine, MEDRC is implementing an ongoing program to address basic operation and maintenance READ MORE HERE
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