MEDRC Invites Applications For Omani Young Water Researchers Award, 2022

MEDRC is pleased to invite eligible participants to apply to this year’s Omani Young Water Researchers Award.  The award is designed to recognize young water researchers whose work contributes to advancing key areas of the water sector:

  • Water management
  • Wastewater treatment and reuse
  • Water treatment technologies
  • Non-revenue water
  • Desalination and / or related environmental research

This is the sixth year of the prestigious award first launched in 2017 to showcase the high level of water research being conducted in Oman by young researchers in the early stage of their careers.

To be eligible to compete, applicants must be Omani nationals and between 20-35 years of age.  Submitted applications will undergo two rounds of review. They are first screened for eligibility and compliance against the terms and conditions of the award, before being evaluated and scored by the Judging panel. The panel – formed of leading water experts from academic institutions and organizations in the public and private sectors – will call selected finalists to present their findings, and assess them on their ability to communicate and defend their research work.

Winners will be announced in both undergraduate and postgraduate categories. A total of four winners, 2 from each category will be awarded at an official ceremony at the end of the year.

The award is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Omar Zawawi Establishment L.L.C (OMZEST) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Oman with support from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company, MAJIS Industrial Services and the Oman Water Society.

MEDRC invites applications from eligible young Omani nationals via their website at Further details can be found at

Closing date for applications is October 30, 2022.