Water Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU)

Member Type: 
MENA Research Center
Research Focus Areas: 
Artificial and natural groundwater recharge/discharge
Groundwater pollution and degradation
Groundwater socioeconomics and policy
Climate change adaptation
Water and wastewater treatment
Treated wastewater reuse
Modeling the water/food/energy nexus
Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Community Interests: 
Groundwater icon
Non-conventional water icon
Water-energy-food icon
Water and sanitation icon

Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman's premier public arts, science, and technology university, offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Its Water Research Center supports thematic research in the following areas: groundwater, desalination, surface water, socio-economics of water in arid climates, agricultural water management, and hydroecology. The Center coordinates the University's water-related research, provides community services to the public, and establishes synergic collaborative research locally, regionally, and internationally.

Scientists & Staff

Osman Abdalla's picture

Director and Technical Lead