• Ongoing Research Projects
  • Completed Research Projects

TITLE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

PROJECT CODE

FUNDING AGENCY

BUDGET/RO

DURATION

Groundwater Level Rise in Muscat Governate, Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

Dr. Osman Abdalla

CR/DVC/WRC/16-01

MRMWR

49,200

2016-2018

Dynamic oxygenation of shallow intertidal aquifer by fluctuating water table in Oman coast

Dr. Mingjie Chen

IG/DVC/WRC/17-01

SQU Internal Grant

10,000

2017-2019

Feasibility Study of Using CO2 to Harvest Low-Enthalpy Geothermal Energy in Oman

Dr. Mingjie Chen

BP/DVC/WRC/18-01

British Petroleum Oman

11,000

2018-2020

Balancing Aflaj Water Demand and Supply by Managed Storage:  An Optimization Approach

Dr. Azizallah Izady

IG/DVC/WRC/18-01

SQU Internal Grant

15,000

2018-2020

Impurity Effect on Clear Water Evaporation:  Toward Modeling Wastewater Evaporation and Analyzing Uncertainty

Dr. Azizallah Izady

CL/SQU-SA/18-08

SQU-SA Joint Funded Projects

16,000

2018-2019

 

Themes
The research team of the Water Research Center are, Socioeconomics & Water Resources Management, Agricultural Water Management, Sustainable Ground Water Management, Surface Water Management, Desalination

Facilities
SQU has excellent facilities, which are capable to fulfill academic and research needs related to water research.The College of Engineering has Hydrology and Hydraulics laboratory, Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Air and Water Quality Laboratory and Environmental Engineering Laboratory that are currently being used for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs and research projects.

The College of Engineering is collaborating with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan (NEDO) on seawater desalination to meet industrial and public water demands in Oman . The objective of this project is to develop a suitable technology of desalination to supply water for industrial and public use in Oman through construction, long-term testing and evaluation of a model plant, taking into consideration possible oil contamination, high salinity and other characteristics of seawater off the Omani coast. In addition, the project is to train Omani personnel on the conceptual design, operation and maintenance of the developed desalination technology.

The College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences has a 110 hectare Agricultural Experiment Station, which is used for water related research in addition to agriculture. In addition, the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences has Water, Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulics Laboratories. The College of Science has the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory equipped with the latest analyzers that are to be used for a precise determination of the water quality parameters.

The SQU has its own research vessel to conduct a wide variety of measurements in the ocean. This vessel is equipped with the state of the art measuring probes for water quality and hydrodynamic features in the oceanic environment.

All colleges have their own computer laboratories equipped with latest computers and software. In addition to these laboratories, almost every department has an additional specialized laboratory equipped with modern computers and professional software. All faculty members and most of the laboratory staff are provided with their own PCs connected to the Internet via local area network.

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TITLE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

PROJECT CODE

FUNDING AGENCY

BUDGET/RO

DURATION

1

Constructing Water Balance along Oman/UAE Border by Tracing and Dating Groundwater

Dr. Osman Abdalla

CL/SQU/UAEU/14-04

SQU/UAE joint funded projects

37,900.000

2014-2017

2

Coastal Ecosystem Management for Sustainable Development:  A case study of Al-Batinah Region, Oman

Dr. B. S. Choudri

Co-investigator – Dr. Osman Abdalla

ORG/EBR/13/004

TRC

129,150

2014-

3

Fractional Differential Equations: Theory, Methods and Applications 

PI: Dr. Nasser Al-Salti

CO-PI: Dr. Sebti Kerbal

Co-investigator: Dr. Osman Abdalla

ORG/SQU/CBS/13/030

TRC

81,500

2014 - 2018

4

Integrated Urban Water Management in Great Muscat

Dr. Slim Zekri

IG/DVC/WRC/10/01

SQU

Internal Grant

9,700.00

2009 – 2011

5

Feasibility of Managed Aquifer Recharge Using Excess Treated Wastewater in Oman

Dr. Mushtaque Ahmed

SR/AGR//SWAE/09/01

HMTF

136,000.00

2009 - 2013

6

Evaluating the "Al-Ghuzayn at Khaboura Underground Copper Mine – Climate and Environmental Impact Assessment" report.

Dr. Osman Abdalla

CR/DVC/WRC/12/01

Consultancy

5,900.00

2012

 

7

The Evolution of Groundwater in the Samail Catchment, Oman

Dr. Talal Al-Hosni

IG/SCI/ETHS/10/01

SQU

Internal Grant

11,000.00

2010 - 2012

8

Regulated Deficit Irrigation to enhance water productivity in selected horticulture props

Dr. Mumtaz Khan

IG/DVC//WRC/12/01

Internal Grant

8,000

2012-2014

9

Monitoring Groundwater Using Energy Water Smart Meters and Precision Irrigation

RC/AGR/ECON/12/01

Dr. Slim Zekri

RC/ARG/ECON/12/01

Research Council Grant

213,000

2012-2015

10

Estimating Natural Groundwater Recharge and Discharge in North Oman

Dr. Osman Abdalla

 

SR-SCI-ETHS-11-01

HM Grant

114,300.000

2011-2016