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.

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   2021 WDRC Research Posters

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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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28 October, 2021

Chemical-free cleaning of bioreactor membranes

Prof. Peiying Hong and alumnus Dr. Giantommaso Scarascia develop a method to remove biofilms on membranes in anaerobic reactors by using bacteriophages and UV light.

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26 October, 2021

MEWA – KAUST Workshop

A MEWA-KAUST workshop was held on October 24-25 on campus as KAUST is poised to undertake a strategic partnership with MEWA focusing on water research.

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EnSE Seminar Series: Dr. Pang Chee Meng
  • 30 Nov, 2021

Title: "Preparing Singapore for an uncertain water future"

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