Kuwait con­ducts 2nd phase of Kuwait-NASA wa­ter project

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NASA sci­en­tist at Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory (JPL) Es­sam Heggy an­nounced yes­ter­day the be­gin­ning of the sec­ond phase of the wa­ter dis­cov­ery project in Kuwait’s desert, us­ing Radar Sound­ing tech­nol­ogy. Heggy said at the end of his visit to Kuwait that he held sev­eral meet­ings with of­fi­cials from The Kuwait In­sti­tute for Sci­en­tific Re­search (KISR) to fol­low up on the co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment in the de­vel­op­ment of the tech­nol­ogy of un­der­ground wa­ter in the desert ar­eas. He noted that the project is still in its in­fancy and he is pre­par­ing for a se­ries of vis­its dur­ing the few months to con­duct field stud­ies to un­der­stand the de­vel­op­ment of the ground­wa­ter in the Mid­dle East.

He ex­plained that the project’s goal is to ap­ply the tech­nol­ogy used in the Mars project to lo­cate pre­vi­ously un­known aquifers in arid re­gions, adding that the project in Kuwait would al­low NASA’s tech­nol­ogy to be cal­i­brated for desert con­di­tions. Dr Es­sam Heggy is an Ara­bic-French Re­search Sci­en­tist in the Radar Sci­ence Group at the NASA Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory and Vis­it­ing As­so­ciate in Ge­ol­ogy at the Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy. — KUNA

NASA sci­en­tist at Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory (JPL) Es­sam Heggy

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