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?

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), led by Director, and Professor Johannes (Hans) Vrouwenvelder has partnered with ACWA Power for efficient and sustainable water desalination.


22 March, 2023

Sustainable Water Desalination: Improving Efficiency of a Circular Water Economy

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19 March, 2023

Bacterial route to cleaner catalysis

Professor Pascal Saikaly and Ph.D. student Rodrigo Jimenez have developed a greener and more efficient way to produce precious catalysts used in industry from bacteria.

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08 March, 2023

Pascal Saikaly receives ACS ES&T Water's Inaugural 2021 Excellence in Review Awards

his award recognizes those scientists who perform peer reviews for ACS ES&T Water in their area of expertise to a consistently high standard, in a timely fashion, and frequently throughout the year.

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Upcoming Events

WDRC EnSE Seminar Series: Dr. Fernan David Martinez | Dr. Krishna Katuri
  • 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

"Two-dimensional ion transport modelling of water desalination by reverse osmosis system considering the real roughness membrane effect"

"Anaerobic microbial electrochemical fluidized membrane bioreactor for domestic wastewater treatment and reuse with energy recovery"

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