MEDRC West Bank Research Scholarships Announced

12 Research Projects Focused on Strategic Water Needs Program Delivered in Partnership with Palestinian Water Authority

The Middle East Desalination research center today announced details of the West Bank water research projects to be supported under the later round of MEDRC/PWA Water Research Scholarship Program.
12 successful research projects have been selected out 67 applications. All of the research projects will be based in the West Bank, at An-Najah National University and Bir Zeit University. A committee comprising the PWA, MEDRC and local academic and enterprise representatives selected the successful projects.

The successful projects will work on the following issues:
• Growth Enhancement and Alleviation of Deleterious Effects Induced by Salt Stress in Faba Bean (Vicia Faba) by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
• In vitro Assessment of Salinity Tolerance in Cultivated Tomato (lycopersicon esculentum)
• Evaluation of different Pearl Millet Ecotypes under Saline Conditions
• Effect of Different Soilless Agriculture Methods on Growth and Irrigation Water Saving of Lettuce
• Identification of Salinity Tolerance Pepper (Capsicum Annuum) Based on Biochemical and Agronomic Characteristic
• Effect of Pseudomonas Extremorientalis on Barley Landraces Grown in Saline Stress
• Salt Stress Response in Hydroponic Tomato Treated with Bacillus Licheniformis B2r
• Investigation of Saline and Brackish Waters Desalination by Carbon Aerogel Technology
• Biodegradation of Chlorophenols in Wastewater by Phanerochaete Chrysosporium
• Self-cleaning Advanced-treatment Filter for Effluents (SAFE)
• Optimization of Energy Consumption in Wastewater Treatment Plants
• Evaluation & Development of Onsite (grey) Wastewater Reuse and Treatment Guidelines & Standards for Palestinian Territory

Commenting on this latest round of research scholarships, ciarán ó cuinn, medrc center director commented: ‘the quality of researcher and research outcomes we have seen since.