MEDRC-Palestine desalination/reuse scholarship program set up

The Oman-based Middle East Desalination Research Centre (MEDRC) and the Palestine Water Authority (PWA) announced on 7 June 2011 a scholarship fund for 2011 through their joint Center of Excellence (CoE) in Desalination & Water Reuse.

The scholarship program offers students in Gaza and the West Bank the opportunity to receive scholarships for Masters (MSc) study at local universities with a focus on desalination and waster reuse processes.

The aim of the program is to allow students to gain skills and expertise to make a long-term contribution to the further development in water management, desalination and water reuse activities for Gaza and the West Bank. To implement this program, MEDRC-PWA CoE has established a Scholarship Review Committee made up of professors from universities in Gaza and the West Bank who are also part of the CoE Steering Committee.

Details of eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the MEDRC website

The CoE is designed to be a central coordinating point for desalination and water reuse research and training activities in Gaza and the West Bank. It is expected to provide programs related to direct needs of the PWA in partnership with local universities, NGOs and the private sector.

For more information, contact Dr Rebhy Al Sheikh, vice chairman of the PWA at [email protected] or Shannon McCarthy, deputy center director of MEDRC at [email protected].