Casting a net for a sustainable water network

11 June, 2019

​Freshwater resources are becoming increasingly valuable and worryingly scarce as they come under pressure from climate change and global population growth. KAUST’s Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), led by Hans Vrouwenvelder, aims to find innovative solutions for the global challenge of a sustainable infrastructure for water security.

Within this remit, Vrouwenvelder and his colleagues are optimizing existing technologies and developing novel water-treatment methods to transform the water cycle. The Center focusses on three flagship research themes: waste to resource, water security and greener desalination.

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Image: Provision of a reliable water supply is an important step in the development of the Red Sea Island project and is utilizing the skills of the Water Desalination and Reuse Center.
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