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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12 June, 2022

Professor Matthew McCabe receives the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) 2022

Congratulations to Professor Matthew McCabe, Dr. Ramus Houborg, and Dr. Bruno Aragon for being awarded the Water Management & Protection Prize at the 10th award (2022) of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW).

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29 May, 2022

Meet and Greet with MODON

Professors NorEdinne Ghaffour and Peiying Hong shared their expertise and novel solutions in addressing some of the current challenges on desalination, wastewater management and sludge reduction at KAUST Innovation Industry Meet and Greet with Modon.

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24 May, 2022

Mohammed ElShaer receives the HSE Delta Award

Congratulations to Mohammed AlShaer for being the first recipient of the Delta Award during the recent Lab Safety Forum held on campus.

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19 May, 2022

TKS Grade 9 students meet the WDRC experts

WDRC researchers were pleased to give an interview with three groups of TKS grade 9 students on the topics of water, sanitation, and sustainable desalination.

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11 May, 2022

Desalination Journal selects Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour as Co-Editor

The Desalination is an interdisciplinary journal publishing high-quality papers on desalination materials, processes, and related technologies with an impact factor of 9.501.

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25 April, 2022

Wax coating helps waning water resources

Professor Himanshu Mishra and colleagues developed superhydrophobic sand (called SandX), a bio-inspired material comprising grains of sand or sandy soils coated in a nanoscale layer of paraffin wax.

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13 April, 2022

Himanshu Mishra is the 2021-2022 "Golden Jubilee Visiting Fellowship Endowment" Recipient

Congratulations to Professor Himanshu Mishra!

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20 March, 2022

Drones shed light on coastal water flows

Prof. Matthew McCabe, research scientist Kasper Johansen and Ph.D. student Aislinn Dunne developed a method using drones and harmless dyes to track and monitor the movement of water between coastal habitats.

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06 March, 2022

Coproducing water and electricity powers crop growth

Prof. Peng Wang and Dr. Renyuan Li have designed a system that extracts fresh water from the atmosphere using heat generated by photovoltaic panels. The water could be used to irrigate crops in water-scarce regions.

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15 February, 2022

What we knew about water was right after all

A comprehensive investigation by KAUST researchers sets the record straight on the formation of hydrogen peroxide in micrometre-sized water droplets, or microdroplets, and shows that ozone is the key to this transformation

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02 February, 2022

KAUST Provost Visits WDRC Facilities

On January 31st, Dr. Larry Carin, KAUST Provost, visited the WDRC facilities for the first time to meet the center leadership and acquire a good understanding of the various activities currently underway in the piloting facilities.

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23 January, 2022

Interfacial Lab Wins Second Place at WEP 2022 -Women to Impact Challenge

WDRC’s Professor Mishra and his students Adair Gallo Jr. and Batool Albar won second place (Cash prize US $ 7000) in the Women to Impact Challenge organized during the Winter Enrichment Program (January 2022).

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23 January, 2022

2022 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) Highlights: "Resilience in Water Research"

Among the many sessions that took place during WEP 2022, of particular relevance to members of WDRC are the sessions by Professor Cees Buisman (Wetsus and Wageningen University) and Professor Chris Zevenbergen (IHE-Delft and TU-Delft).

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20 January, 2022

Al Baik Executives Visit WDRC

On 19th January, the AlBaik Executive Leadership comprising of the esteemed guests Eng. Ihsan AbuGhazaleh (Chairman of the Board of Directors AlBaik), Eng. Rami AbuGhazaleh (CEO of AlBaik) and Mr. Bassam Al-Seyofi (AGM Public Relation / Gov. Affairs of AlBaik) visited WDRC to interact with our researchers.

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19 January, 2022

Wetskills Challenge Announces Winner

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Laura Pulido Beltran for being part of the winning team at the Wetskills Challenge!

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10 January, 2022

Making light work of emerging micropollutants

A collaboration between KAUST's Solar Center and Water Desalination and Reuse Center resulted in developing a high-intensity pulsed light (HIPL) treatment efficient for post-treatment of contaminated water containing organic micropollutants (OMPs).

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