2022 ACWA Power_KAUST Projects Agreement Signing Ceremony
2022 ACWA Power - KAUST Projects Agreement Signing Ceremony
2019 CIAP Presentation
2019 CIAP Meeting
2018 CIAP with KAUST President
2018 CIAP Opening Remarks by Pres. Tony Chan
2018 CIAP Meeting
2017 CIAP Meeting
2016 Nalco Signing
2016 CIAP Meeting
2015 CIAP Meeting
2014 CIAP Meeting
2013 CIAP Meeting
2012 CIAP Meeting
KAUST was built with the mission of having strong industry-academic collaboration to transform Saudi Arabia into a more innovative, knowledge-based economy. To create and develop technologies in benefitting the kingdom and beyond. Industry is invited to join KAUST in fulfilling its mission in two ways—as a partner at the university level or at the research center level (CIAP) Center Industry Affiliates Program to link our research with selected groups from industry.
Since its inception, the WDRC has been very active to establish an in-kingdom, regional (GCC/MENA), and global network of stakeholders (e.g. government, industry, and academia). Either directly or through KAUST, the WDRC has entered several important memoranda of understanding with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC, KSA), the National Water Company (NWC, KSA), the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, Korea), the Public Utilities Board (PUB, Singapore) and the Saudi Geologic Survey (SGS, KSA). In the last year this has been expanded to include the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC, Oman), the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT, Spain), the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT, Korea), the Institut de la Filtration et des Techniques Séparatives (IFTS, France), and the City University of Hong Kong (CityU, Hong Kong). In addition to these MoU’s we are continuously assessing and discussing joint activities and collaboration with other key universities and research institutes that are globally recognized and active in the areas as defined by the Center strategic research plan.
21 November, 2022
KAUST signed four strategic project agreements with ACWA Power. This research collaboration aims to drive greener desalination initiatives towards tangible impact both in Saudi Arabia and internationally; contributing to Saudi Vision 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
26 October, 2021
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.
17 October, 2021
The "Industry Meet and Greet: SWCC" event was successfully hosted and organized by the I&ED, KAUST, attended by select participants from the WDRC.