Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC)

Member Type: 
MENA Research Center
Research Focus Areas: 
Brackish water
Water and wastewater treatment
Treated wastewater reuse
Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Community Interests: 
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The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), established in 1997, was a direct result of the Water Working Group of the multilateral track of the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP). MEDRC's mission is to contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa by promoting and supporting the use of desalination and water reuse technologies to satisfy regional needs for available, affordable, clean, fresh water. It does so by supporting research, capacity building, technology transfer, institution building, and cooperation between countries to form joint projects and international relationships.
MEDRC maintains a strong and unique tri-lateral cooperation program between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority in the field of desalination and water reuse. It also organizes partnerships, round table workshops, and professional courses on these topics.

Scientists & Staff

Ciaran O Cuinn's picture


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Technical Lead