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?

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.


17 January, 2023

Professor Peng Wang receives Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award

Professor Peng Wang, an environmental scientist and engineer at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), has been honored with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award for research that uses renewable energy to produce clean drinking water.

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09 January, 2023

WDRC scientists celebrate the successful installation of the Al Miyah Solutions Demo unit

Professor Pascal Saikaly and Dr. Muhammad Ali, a former research scientist at KAUST and currently an assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin, have recently completed the installation of the first KAUST-invented decentralized wastewater treatment unit in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.

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18 December, 2022

Congratulations, WDRC Graduates of 2022!

The 2022 WDRC graduates comprise five Ph.D. and nine MS students. Well done, graduates. We are so proud of you!

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