Welcome to the web site of the Water Research Center (WRC) which is envisioned to establish and develop sound approach towards establishing a leading water research center with international recognition. Such goal can be achieved through fundamental and applied thematic research, which is of primary importance to arid and semi-arid areas such as Oman, where water resources are limited and demand is growing. The main focus will be on cross-disciplinary and synergic research in the following areas:
WRC will continue to build on the previous experiences by disseminating the knowledge in water research issues, tackling the challenges and closely working with other centers and colleges. The Center will strive to strengthen collaborative links with several national and international institutions, agencies and companies and with colleges and centers within SQU to address the challenges in water disciplines such as groundwater resources management, depletion and contamination, flood hazard mitigation, optimum irrigation and crop production, global climatic changes in relation to water resources and others. WRC hosts a Desalination and Nanotechnology Chair who coordinates and provides thesis projects and financial sponsorship for students in PhD and MSc programs in the corresponding specializations.
Equally important will be to provide networking, training and capacity development, facilitation of consultancy services and extension and data collection and archiving on traditional and innovative water technologies and experience.