We are a globally recognized research center in water desalination and wastewater reuse, advancing the science and technology of water systems to promote the economic development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the GCC/MENA region, and beyond.


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Professor Matthew McCabe goes in-depth on each of the center’s research flagship themes and how each one contributes to the Kingdom's goal and beyond.

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   2021 WDRC Research Posters

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20 December, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 EnSE Fall Graduates

A total of eight students from the environmental science and engineering (EnSE) program were conferred their postgraduate degree at the KAUST Commencement exercise held on December 17, 2021.

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30 November, 2021

WDRC participates at the KAUST Research Open Week (KROW)

Various center-led activities were prepared for the first day of the KAUST Research Open Week which is focused on water. The WDRC highlight the research areas and made a great effort to translate concepts to be easily understood by a broader audience.

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16 November, 2021

DiplomaticQuarter: Austrian Embassy honors Saudi winner of Energy Globe Award

The Austrian Embassy honored the winner of the Energy Globe Award Saudi Arabia 2021 at a business circle event titled “Green Tech Austria”.

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