IDA awards 2015 fellowship to environmental researcher

The IDA has awarded its prestigious 2014-15 Fellowship to Dr Raed AI Bashitialshaaer, of Lund University, Sweden.

Dr Bashitialshaaer will receive US$ 10,000 and will participate in a six-week attachment with the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), in Ruwi, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. PAEW is the host agency for the 2014-2015 IDA Fellowship Programme.

Dr Bashitialshaaer has worked extensively in desalination in such areas as brine discharge modeling and analysis of impacts especially for the Middle East region. And he has written a number of papers for the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal Project.

His research experience and fields of interest are environmental research; freshwater supply; cooperation between countries; water conflicts and solutions; desalination and brine discharge modeling; environmental impacts from desalination plants; and wastewater management.

The goal of the IDA Fellowship Award Programme is to facilitate the advancement of global expertise in desalination and water reuse through the exchange of talents, knowledge and skills. It is now considered to be one of the industry’s most prestigious awards, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exceptional professional achievements and dedication to advancing desalination and water reuse.