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The Ventibag Story

Jun 22, 2020

Adnan Qamar and Ahad Syed received $20,000 at the KAUST COVID-19 Innovation Challenge to develop Ventibag and launch it into the market. Read their full story.


Here's one way to protect Earth's groundwater:guard it from space

Jun 15, 2020

WIRED features Professor Matthew McCabe's work on remote sensing which aims to provide metrics on farming and agriculture water use in Saudi Arabia


WDRC-CIAP 2019 in pictures

Dec 05, 2019

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) hosted the 10th annual meeting of the Center Industry Affiliates Program (CIAP) on November 25th & 26th, of which over 30 representatives from in-Kingdom and international collaborators of the Center came to participate.


Jorge Rosas successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

Nov 28, 2019

Jorge Rosas, under the supervision of Prof. Matthew McCabe, successfully defended his thesis entitled "Advancing the Utility of Thermal Remote Sensing in Irrigated Arid-Lands Agriculture."


TRSDC and KAUST announce winners of Brains for Brine Challenge

Nov 17, 2019

Three winners were announced during the international Aquatech 2019 event in Amsterdam. The competition identified new solutions to manage the disposal of brine.


Yasmeen Najm successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

Nov 14, 2019

Yasmeen Najm successfully defended her thesis entitled "Photosynthetic Oxygenation and Nutrient Utilization by Chlorella Vulgaris in a Hybrid Membrance Bioreactor and Algal Membrane Photobioreactor System" under the supervision of Professor TorOve Leiknes.


OrbitCrops wins 2nd place at StartUp Istanbul

Nov 13, 2019

OrbitCrops, a startup conceived by two Ph.D. students was awarded second place at Startup Istanbul event on October 18-21, 2019.


Raid AlRowais wins best paper award

Nov 10, 2019

Congratulations to Raid Alrowais for winning the best paper award at the IMAT 2019 held on November 7-8, at Kyushu University, Kasuga, Japan.


Huma Sanawar successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis

Oct 29, 2019

Congratulations to Huma for successfully defending her thesis entitled “Enhanced Chemical Cleaning of Reverse Osmosis Membranes to Mitigate Biofouling.”


Alaa Ragab successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis

Oct 28, 2019

Alaa Ragab successfully defended her thesis entitled "Investigating Effects of Electron Donor Availability on Cathodic Microbial Community Structure and Functional Dynamics in Electromethanogenesis" on October 27, 2019.


Prof. Kim Choon Ng wins best paper award

Oct 27, 2019

Prof. Kim Choon Ng is the recipient of the best paper award in the category of Environment & Sustainability at The International Desalination Association World Congress 2019 held in Dubai, UAE, on Oct. 20-24, 2019.


Pascal Saikaly's group won the TAQADAM 2019 ‘People's Choice Award’

Sep 30, 2019

A team of researchers from Prof. Pascal Saikaly's group took home the 'People's Choice Award' at the third annual TAQADAM Showcase 2019.


KAUST signs MoU with ACWA Power

Sep 12, 2019

KAUST launches ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination and Solar Power


WDRC welcomes SRSI participants

Jul 21, 2019

WDRC welcomes into the center two participants of the SRSI program under the mentorship of Professors Pascal Saikaly and Peiying Hong. Mohammad Tawfiq and Abdulelah Alahmed are two of the 42 students who got accepted into the program this year. They will be working with their mentors for six weeks and enjoy a real scientific research experience at the center.


Dr. Wakil Shahzad receives 2019 Golden Globe Tiger Award

Apr 25, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad for being a recipient of the 2019 'excellence & leadership in water' Golden Globe Tiger Award.