Five re­searchers short­listed for ‘Omani Young Wa­ter Re­searcher Award 2017’

Times of Oman - - ROUND-UP -

MUSCAT: Five young Omani re­searchers have been short­listed as fi­nal­ists for the ‘Omani Young Wa­ter Re­searchers Award 2017’ of which the win­ner will be an­nounced on Oc­to­ber 4, at an of­fi­cial cer­e­mony at MEDRC Wa­ter Re­search, Al Hail in Muscat.

The five fi­nal­ists have had to un­dergo a rig­or­ous re­view process. The fi­nal stage of this process took place yes­ter­day at MEDRC in the form of an in­ter­view in front of an es­teemed panel of judges, from a va­ri­ety of re­search cen­tres and uni­ver­si­ties in Oman.

Can­di­dates

The short­listed can­di­dates are as fol­lows: Manal Moosa Al Bu­lushi, Mid­dle East Col­lege, Seeb, Mubarak Said Al­souti, Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing and Ar­chi­tec­ture Uni­ver­sity of Nizwa, Nizwa, Bushra Ba­root Mabrook Al Riyami, PAEW, Muscat, Muzna Ali Al Shezawi, Higher Col­lege of Tech­nol­ogy, Muscat, Nasiyba Su­laiyam bin Salam Al Hi­naai, Cale­do­nian Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing, Seeb.

The award launched by MEDRC Wa­ter Re­search in March of this year aims to recog­nise the valu­able con­tri­bu­tions of young Omani re­searchers whose work has or has the po­ten­tial to, sig­nif­i­cantly in­flu­ence the wa­ter sec­tor in Oman.

Un­der the aus­pices of the Public Author­ity for Elec­tric­ity & Wa­ter (PAEW) of Oman, the award fo­cuses on work within the fol­low­ing spec­i­fied ar­eas: Wa­ter man­age­ment, Wa­ter treat­ment tech­nolo­gies, De­sali­na­tion and or re­lated en­vi­ron­men­tal re­search.

Am­s­ter­dam In­ter­na­tional Wa­ter Week

Spon­sored by Omar Zawawi Es­tab­lish­ment and the Em­bassy of the King­dom of the Nether­lands in Muscat, the win­ner will be flown to Am­s­ter­dam to par­tic­i­pate in the Am­s­ter­dam In­ter­na­tional Wa­ter Week in Oc­to­ber 2017.

“This award is about recog­nis­ing and re­ward­ing ex­cel­lence in wa­ter re­search. We hope it will help to en­cour­age and mo­ti­vate tal­ented young Omani re­searchers to fo­cus their at­ten­tion on tack­ling the spe­cific wa­ter chal­lenges that ex­ist in Oman to­day,” said Dr Jauad El Khar­raz, head of Re­search, at MEDRC Wa­ter Re­search.

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