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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09 February, 2023

KAUST-invented, mobile wastewater plant installed

A decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse unit invented at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has been installed in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The first of its kind in the Kingdom, the technology features the research of Environmental Science and Engineering Professor Pascal Saikaly and Dr. Muhammad Ali, a former research scientist at KAUST and currently an assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin.

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22 January, 2023

"Vaccines for all" wins the first place in the Women To Impact EDGE Challenge 2023

Congratulations to WDRC Ph.D. student Lamya Al Fuhaid and her teammates (guided by Prof. Geert-Jan Witkamp) for winning the Women To Impact "EDGE Challenge 2023"! The "Vaccines for all" solution won FIRST place, ahead of numerous contenders, during the recently concluded Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) at KAUST.

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17 January, 2023

Professor Peng Wang receives Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award

Professor Peng Wang, an environmental scientist and engineer at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), has been honored with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award for research that uses renewable energy to produce clean drinking water.

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18 December, 2022

Congratulations, WDRC Graduates of 2022!

The 2022 WDRC graduates comprise five Ph.D. and nine MS students. Well done, graduates. We are so proud of you!

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15 December, 2022

Yevhen Myshkevych wins the best poster presentation at an international conference

Congratulations to Yevhen Myshkevych for taking home the best poster presentation award at the Pasteur Jubilee Conference held in Warsaw, Poland!

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21 November, 2022

KAUST and ACWA Power sign strategic green desalination project agreements

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.

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07 November, 2022

KAUST Alumni Change Makers 2022 recognizes two alums from the WDRC

Congratulations to Dr. Luisa Javier for receiving the KAUST Alumni Change Maker Award in the Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship category. Dr. Yasmeen Najm was a recipient of a special recognition award.

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29 September, 2022

Perseverance Douses Debate

KAUST researchers led by Prof. Himanshu Mishra provide new insight into the formation of hydrogen peroxide in water microdroplets.

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20 September, 2022

Membranes help multiply microbial CO2 munching

Professor Pascal Saikaly and postdoc Bin Bian have developed a microbial electrosynthesis process whereby living microbes transform carbon dioxide into useful chemicals in an electrochemical cell via a reduction reaction under applied voltage.

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14 September, 2022

WDRC Ph.D. students win KAUST Falling Walls Lab

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center is proud to announce that this year, all three KAUST Falling Walls Lab winners came from the center!

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09 September, 2022

KAUST and SWCC collaborate to develop the desalination industry

A Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) team visited WDRC on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The visit aimed to strengthen the successful partnership between the two entities, achieve sustainability in the desalination industry, and enhance water supply security in the country.

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08 September, 2022

Reusing Saudi Arabia’s Precious Water Resources

Associate professor Peiying Hong partnered with MODON to turn a prototype of the new technology into a pilot program for anaerobic wastewater treatment, which is currently operational at MODON's site in Jeddah.

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04 September, 2022

Lucia Ruiz Haddad and her team wins the "Wetskills challenge" of South Korea 2022

Ph.D. student Lucia Ruiz Haddad and her team created a tool that allows countries to understand the amount of water they import and export while trading.

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07 August, 2022

WDRC welcomes three students to the WISE 2022

WDRC welcomes three students to the WISE 2022. Abdurrahman, Lina, and Sara are willing to learn more about desalination; their topic is "Emerging desalination technologies for hyper-saline water treatment. "

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25 July, 2022

One drop at a time

WDRC is finding solutions across all scales to tackle water security challenges by understanding water's fundamental physical and chemical properties, using satellites, solar energy and microorganisms.

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24 July, 2022

Managing water security down to the tiniest drop

The challenge to provide fresh water and protect supply for future generations already requires a huge effort, coordination and management. WDRC is already planning and delivering technological advances on the global, local, micro- and nanoscale to make water usage more sustainable.

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30 June, 2022

Drones and dyes paint a picture of coastal water movement

Prof. Matthew McCabe, research scientist Kasper Johansen and PhD student Aislinn Dunne from Prof. Burton Jones' group have brought disciplines together to create a detailed picture of water flows between different habitats on the Red Sea coast.

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