MEDRC Invites Applications For Omani Young Water Researchers Award, 2023

MEDRC is pleased to invite eligible participants to apply to this year’s Omani Young Water Researchers Award.  Held under the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, 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 seventh 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 undergraduate, postgraduate and wastewater research categories. A total of three winners, one from each category will be awarded at an official ceremony at the end of the year. They will be awarded with a trophy, certificate and paid trip to attend an international water conference.

The award is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Omar Zawawi Establishment L.L.C (OMZEST), Oman LNG and Nama Water Services with support from the Embassy of the Netherlands in Oman 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 February 29, 2024.