Water Desalination and Reuse Center
Water Desalination and Reuse Center
Innovations in Desalination Processes & Systems
Biotechnologies for Wastewater Reuse
Materials & Membranes for Water, Energy & Environment
Hydrologic Systems: Monitoring, Sensing & Modeling
Sustainable Water Technologies in Industry & Agriculture / Aquaculture
KAUST Research Conference 2017
WDRC Research Recognized with the Elsevier Best Poster Prize
Jun 21 2017
Professor Himanshu Mishra attended the 7th International Colloids Conference in Sitges, Spain on June 18-21, 2017.
Bo Tang successfully defends his Ph.D. dissertation
Apr 27 2017
WDRC congratulates its 21st graduate.
Congratulations to the twentieth Ph.D. graduate from the WDRC
Mar 30 2017
Moustapha Harb successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation.
SWCC visits WDRC
Mar 05 2017
Professor Noreddine Ghaffour received a delegation from Saline Water Conversation Corporations (SWCC) led by Eng. Adnan Alqahtani, director of maintenance in Al-Shuaiba to the WDRC.
WDRC at the International Conference on Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ICCMS 2017
Feb 26 2017
Dr. Umer Altaf was a keynote speaker at ICCMS 2017 held in IBA Sukkur, Pakistan.
WDRC visits Al-Shuaiba Water Desalination plant - Shuaibah 3-
Feb 22 2017
Professor Noreddine Ghaffour hosted a trip to Al-Shuaiba Water Desalination plant, Shuaibah 3, to visit their two large scale Red Sea water desalination plants.
SWEC visits WDRC
Feb 20 2017
Shuaibah Water & Electricity Company CEO and Chairman of the board toured WDRC research facilities.
Spring Seminar Series 2017
Jan 29 2017
List of visitors who will present during the spring 2017 series.
WDRC faculty is editor of a recently published IWA book
Jan 04 2017
Professor Peng Wang is editor of the book titled "Rational Design of Next-Generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Advanced Water Applications"
Mohanned Al Ghamdi successfully defends his Ph.D. dissertation
Dec 10 2016
Al Ghamdi's Ph.D. dissertation titled "Carbon dioxide nucleation as a novel cleaning method for ultrafiltration membranes" was advised by Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour.
Prof. Ghaffour has been appointed Associate Editor
Dec 07 2016
Noreddine Ghaffour joins Elsevier as Associate Editor of the Desalination Journal.
7th Annual CIAP Meeting
Nov 09 2016
WDRC hosted its 7th Annual CIAP Meeting on November 9-10, 2016. A total of 33 delegates representing 17 companies, government and intergovernmental agencies, and the Islamic Development Bank attended the meeting.
WDRC's 18th Ph.D. Graduate
Nov 01 2016
Amber Siddiqui successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation.
Nadia Farhat defends her Ph.D. dissertation
Oct 31 2016
WDRC congratulates its 17th Ph.D. graduate.
Ph.D. student Yasmeen Najm wins Outstanding Poster Award
Oct 25 2016
Yasmeen Najm attended the 1st International Conference on Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Environmental Sustainability in Sitges, Spain on October 23-26, 2016 where she won an Outstanding Poster Award.
WDRC faculty visits the Almeria Solar Platform in Spain
Oct 10 2016
Prof. Kim Choon Ng and Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour visited CIEMAT Center in Spain.
New Desalination Technology from Saudi Arabia Opens Doors to Higher Worldwide Clean Water Sources
Sep 20 2016
The first, worldwide adsorption water desalination and cooling plant has been successfully implemented by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST).
WDRC Ph.D. candidate, Nada Aljassim, wins award at MEWE 2016
Sep 07 2016
Best oral presentation at IWA Microbial Ecology in Water Engineering and Biofilms Joint Specialist Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Congratulations Dr. Hari Ananda Rao
Aug 28 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Hari Ananda Rao for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation.
Prof. Johannes Vrouwenvelder has been appointed full time Professor
Jul 01 2016
Prof. Johannes Vrouwenvelder has been appointed full time Professor of Environmental Science and Technology at WDRC, KAUST.
Dr. Chun-Hai Wei Receives Young Scientist Paper Award
Jun 06 2016
WDRC Research Scientist, Dr. Chun-Hai Wei, was awarded for his paper presented at the Eighth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2016 IC EST in Houston, Texas.
WDRC participated in a 3-day regional workshop
May 15 2016
PERSGA, the Regional Organization for Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, invited 5 faculty members from the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE) at KAUST to give specific lectures in the 3-day regional workshop.
WDRC delegation visits SWCC’s Al-Shuaiba desalination plan
May 03 2016
Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour organized a field trip in his course Water Desalination Technologies (EnSE325). Assisted by Mr. Khaled Bin Bandar, one of the course attendees and a Ph.D. student at the WDRC-KAUST, a technical visit was organized to the Al-Shuaiba multi stage flash (MSF) desalination plant under the Saline Water Conversation Corporations (SWCC).
On the road to water sustainability in the Gulf
Apr 28 2016
New studies carry potential for creating much more efficient water desalination systems in the Gulf.
Sci-Café: “New Water Innovations"
Mar 23 2016
WDRC faculty were part of Sci-Café titled: “New Water Innovations"
"Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications" book published by RSC
Feb 24 2016
Prof. Peng Wang, from WDRC, is the editor and contributor of "Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications" book.
International Conference on Physics and Chemistries of Hydrophobic Interfaces
Feb 14 2016
During February 14-17, 2016 WDRC organized an International Conference on Physics & Chemistries at Hydrophobic Interfaces.
Minister of Agriculture visits KAUST and WDRC
Jan 26 2016
H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, Minister of Agriculture, visits KAUST and takes a tour through WDRC labs.
WDRC Ph.D. Student, Luca Fortunato, wins award at IDW Korea
Nov 20 2015
Best oral presentation at the 8th International Desalination Workshop (IDW) 2015, Jeju, South Korea.
6th Annual CIAP Meeting
Nov 10 2015
WDRC held its 6th CIAP Meeting on November 10-12, 2015. More than 40 participants participated in this three-day event at KAUST.
Falling Walls Challenge
Sep 28 2015
WDRC student, Joline El Chakhtoura won the runner-up prize at the Falling Walls Challenge in Berlin.
Ph.D. candidate, Gerald Matar, was awarded second place at the 250th ACS National Meeting
Aug 16 2015
Ph.D. student, Gerald Matar, was awarded second place best presentation in the 250th ACS National Meeting.
Best Poster Award at EDS 2015
May 13 2015
WDRC's PhD student, Ryan Lefers, was awarded at the European Desalination Society EuroMed Conference on the best poster competition.
WDRC members win WEP Research Poster Competitions
Jan 20 2015
KAUST's Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) hosted a Graduate and Post doctoral Research Poster Competition on the University's campus.
Desalination project wins Global Innovation Challenge at Saudi Water & Power Forum
Jan 12 2015
Prof. Kim Choon's project on “Hybrid Multi-Effect Adsorption Desalination: An Emerging High Efficiency and Low Cost Desalination" was named a winner in this year's Global Technology Challenge at Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF).