Launch of Young Omani Water Researchers Award, 2018

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural ‘Omani Young Water Researchers Award’ MEDRC Water Research have announced a call for applications for the Award for 2018. Held under the auspices of the Public Authority for Electricity & Water (PAEW) of Oman, this award is designed to recognize young Omani researchers whose work has led to improvements in:

  • Water management
  • Water treatment technologies
  • Desalination and / or related environmental research

This year’s competition is bigger and more ambitious than before. It sees a number of changes that will allow us highlight even more Omani water research. The age limit has been increased to include 20-35yrs and a second category has been added with a prize to be awarded to both undergraduate and postgraduate winners.

MEDRC believes that supporting exceptional researchers in the early stages of their careers is a vital component of our work in research capacity building. “We hope that highlighting these achievements will also serve to encourage further water research particularly that which targets water challenges specific to Oman” commented Ms. Ayisha Al Hinaai, Research Assistant at MEDRC.

“With this award we aim to showcase high quality research undertaken by talented researchers whose work has made a significant and valuable contribution to the water sector” says Dr. Jauad El Kharraz, Head of Research at MEDRC.

The award was made possible by the sponsorship of Omar Zawawi Establishment L.L.C and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Muscat. The winning prize is a trip to the European Water Tech Week which takes place in the Netherlands on the 24th – 27th September, 2018. Applications are now open to Omani Nationals between the ages of 20-35 through MEDRCs website: