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

Energy Wednesday 27/September/2017 15:20 PM
By: Times News Service
Five researchers shortlisted for ‘Omani Young Water Researcher Award 2017’

Muscat: Five young Omani researchers have been shortlisted as finalists for the ‘Omani Young Water Researchers Award 2017’.
The winner will be announced next week at an official ceremony at MEDRC Water Research, Al Hail, Muscat.
The five finalists have had to undergo a rigorous review process. The final stage of this process took Anchor place at MEDRC in the form of an interview in front of a panel of judges, from various research centers and universities in Oman.
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 this year, aims to recognise the contributions of young Omani researchers whose work has the potential to 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.
The winner will be flown to Amsterdam to participate at 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 young Omani researchers to focus their attention in tackling specific water challenges Oman," said Dr. Jauad El Kharraz, head of Research, at MEDRC Water Research.
The winner will be announced at an official ceremony held at MEDRC Water Research on October 4 (Wednesday).