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The Qatar Development Fund and the Middle East Desalination Research Center have signed an agreement that will see the Qatar Development Fund support important MEDRC projects in Palestine and Jordan. 

Among the activities to be supported by the Fund are;
  • Training of Palestinian and Jordanian water specialists.
  • MEDRC evaluation and support of small scale desalination and water treatment units in the Jordan Valley.
  • A desalination and water treatment maintenance program for desalination plants in Gaza.
  • Support for Palestinian and Jordanian water experts to receive highly specialized training at MEDRC’s HQ in Muscat, Oman.
On the occasion of today’s signing the Chairman of MEDRC, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi stated; READ MORE HERE

Oman Desalination Research Network (OMDEREN) Launched at MEDRC HQ, Muscat 

MEDRC has launched a national network of desalination researchers. The network will promote knowledge exchange and transfer between Omani researchers, identify best practices to improve desalination processes and explore innovative technologies used in different parts of the world READ MORE HERE
University of Twente Delegation Visit to MEDRC

Professor Hans Hilgenkamp, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and Prof. Rob Lammertink, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology visited MEDRC to discuss collaboration opportunities READ MORE HERE

MEDRC to Contribute to Water Terminology Arab-term Project

A contract has been signed between MEDRC and GIZ Morocco with the aim to contribute to water and desalination terminology at Arab-term project READ MORE HERE
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"Walk For Water Jobs"
The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) marked World Water Day under the theme, ‘Water for Jobs’ at its headquarters in Al Hail.

Celebrated on March 22 every year, World Water Day has been designated by the United Nation’s General Assembly to highlight water-related issues in the world.

Through this year’s theme, UN is seeking to highlight the importance of jobs in the water sector. The chief guest for the event was Dr Mohammed al Busaidi, head of the North America department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

MEDRCs World Water Day 2016 was launched with a walk on the 20th of March 2016, from Barka 1 plant (one of the main plants in Oman) to arrive to MEDRCs premises on the 22nd of March 2016 with intermittent student’s participation from Khouris Al Haboos School

RO Level 2: Process Analysis Laboratory Course, Hands On - 29th till the 30th of May, 2016

RO Level 2: Membrane Chemical Cleaning, Hands On - 4th till the 5th of June, 2016

RO Level 1: Water Chemistry- 08th till the 11th of August, 2016
Full Training Schedule

Supporting Research and Innovation in the Palestinian Water Sector

A two day event to support research and innovation in the Palestinian water sector was held recently in Gaza, as part of a week highlighting scientific research in Palestine. The events were co-hosted by the Palestinian Water Authority, the Islamic University of Gaza, Al-Azhar University and MEDRC READ MORE HERE

Fellowships: 2016 Program 


MEDRC is delighted to announce the 2016 Water Research Fellowship Program in collaboration with the Palestinian Water Authority and the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan  READ MORE HERE
  • Water-Tech Showcase, September 2016
  • Operators Forum, October 2016

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