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.

What do we do?

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), led by Director and Professor Johannes (Hans) Vrouwenvelder, has partnered with ACWA Power for efficient and sustainable water desalination. | Learn more about translational research at WDRC.


16 May, 2023

Saving desalination membranes from minerals and microbes

Treating seawater with selected chemicals before desalination could reduce biofouling and lengthen the lifespan of filtration membranes.

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30 April, 2023

WDRC celebrates World Water Day 2023

The WDRC celebrated World Water Day on March 21st by preparing activities that promoted awareness of the importance of water, its source, consumption, and management and guided the community in making sustainable drinking water choices.

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11 April, 2023

Ting Li successfully defends Ph.D. dissertation

Ting Li, a Ph.D. successfully defended her thesis "Remote sensing and agroinformatics insights in Saudi Arabia using machine learning" under Professor Matthew McCabe's supervision.

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