WDRC-CIAP 2019 in pictures

Dec 05 2019


WDRC-CIAP 2019 in pictures

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. 

The meeting provides a platform to discuss and review the latest research and best practices in water desalination and wastewater treatment. It is also a forum to highlight industry gaps and the need for further research and development. Our CIAP partners are always welcome to share and exchange ideas and suggestions with our Center regularly.

We are happy to share some of the photos of this year's event!


Day 1: Water Desalination and Reuse Center Updates 

by Prof. Johannes Vrouwenvelder, WDRC Director



Annual Research Overview: Water Security Presentations

Prof. Peiying Hong                                                                                            Prof. Matthew McCabe                                                    

   Dr. Nadia Farhat                                                                                                 Dr. Muhammad Ali



Keynote: Waste-to-Resource "Limitations of Indirect Potable Reuse and Expansion into New Regions" 

by Prof. Peter Fox, Arizona State University



Research Poster Exhibit & Networking






Day 2: Keynote - Innovation and Economic Development "Research Translation and Near Tem Grand Challenges"

by Dr. Riddhi Shukla, Business Development Manager, I&ED, KAUST



Greener Desalination: Industry Perspective Presentations


Dr. Farooq Ayumantakath (SWCC)                                                            Eng. Othman Al-Khelaiwy



Dr. Dimitris Xevgenos (Sealeau, Delft University of Technology)


Industry Developments Presentations

Gilbert Galjaard, Nanostone                                                                       Mustafa Alalawi, Dupont



Recent Award Winners Presentations


Raid Alrowais, best paper at IMAT 2019


Sarah Almahfoodh, Brains for Brine Challenge                                                  Maria Nava Ocampo, Brains for Brine Challenge