NEWS & EVENTS

  • New Batch of MSc Fellowships for 2020 Brings Total to 300 15 researchers from Palestine and Jordan will be participating in MEDRC’s Water Research Fellowship Program, starting this academic year. MEDRC supported MSc research projects address an immediate need or specific problem as identified in…

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  • For the second year in a row, MEDRC has launched its Eco School Prize, an inter-school competition designed to build greater water and energy use awareness among school children in Oman. Sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Oman LNG Development…

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  • MEDRC has announced the recipient of a $90,000 grant under its USAID backed pathway research grants in desalination.  Planet, an Italian startup, has secured the funding to develop their Mangrove Still – a bio inspired, modular, low-cost easy to use solar desalination system. The funds…

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  • Muscat, October 5, 2020: A MEDRC organized public webinar “Water Security and Covid 19; Learning and Beyond” took place today convening leading water experts from Oman and the Netherlands to exchange on responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event focused on analyzing the impact of…

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  • The Oman Humanitarian Desalination Challenge is a global water prize offering a $700,000 USD cash reward to the winner. First announced in March 2018, the Challenge seeks delivery of a low-cost, stand-alone, hand-held desalination device, suitable for short-term use and rapid deployment during humanitarian crises….

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  • MEDRC is pleased to announce our 2020 batch of Master’s Research Fellowship awards, to be granted to exceptional water research students in Palestine and Jordan. Fellowships are awarded in partnership with the regional water authorities of Palestine and Jordan to select students pursuing a Master’s…

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  • Through the support of BP Oman’s Social Investment Program, MEDRC announced a new training initiative at a virtual launching ceremony on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The TAHLYA for SMEs training program will train, develop and support Omani SMEs in the water treatment sector, boosting job…

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  • MEDRC has announced an extension to this year’s Omani Young Water Researchers Award.  The deadline for entry has moved to August 1, 2020. Held under the auspices of the Public Authority for Water (Diam), the annual award is designed to recognize young Omani water researchers…

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  • Providing Regular Updates on Global Environmental Cooperation.   Launched today, a new MEDRC Bulletin will deliver monthly updates on the latest global responses to cross-border environmental challenges. The initiative will bring together the latest news about pressing transboundary environmental issues such as water, climate change, and…

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  • Transboundary Dams Report Looks at Potential for International Cooperation   Released today, a new MEDRC report on Transboundary Dams, examines the costs and benefits of dams that reshape the environment across political boundaries. From enhanced water management to hydroelectricity, dams can provide great benefits as…

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  • MEDRC has extended its deadline for applicants to respond to its USAID backed request for research proposal (RFP) supporting the development of small-scale  desalination units capable of supporting a family with limited or no access to fresh water. The new deadline is May 13,2020, 16:00…

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  • In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the deadline for applications for the Oman Humanitarian Desalination Challenge has been extended to May 31, 2020. ‘We recognize that researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs across the world are experiencing great difficulties due to the Covid 19 crisis. Many laboratories…

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