Qatar University (QU) and Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) signed a research memorandum of understanding yesterday to establish collaboration in the field of water treatment and related technologies.
QU and QEWC will collaborate on building a knowledge base for seawater desalination and on developing a membrane based water purification such as reverse osmosis.
Both institutions will also co-operate on building local capabilities in the field of water treatment and promoting research and innovation in the drinking water sector and related activities.
Other areas of collaboration include the development of training programmes and the transfer and implementation of technology for water purification.
The MoU was signed by QU vice-president for research and graduate studies professor Mariam al-Maadeed and QEWC general manager and managing director Fahad bin Hamad al-Mohannadi, in the presence of HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, QU president Dr Hassan al-Derham, QU vice-president for academic affairs Dr Hassan Alfadala, QU Centre for Advanced Materials director Dr Nasser Abdullah Alnuaimi, QEWC chief executive officer-Ras Abu Fontas Abdul Rahman M Nasrallah, QEWC business development director Abdul Sattar Mohamed R al-Rasheed, QEWC finance manager Jimmy Chung, QEWC executive officer — events and activities Mohamed Saad al-Mohannadi, and QEWC public relations co-ordinator Mohamed El-Tayeb, as well as QU officials, faculty and staff.
HE al-Sada said the MoU has a special importance as it underlines the collaboration between Qatar University and Qatar Electricity and Water Company.
"Both are national and prestigious institutions that complement each other. Qatar Electricity and Water Company provides electricity and water which are the two essential components of life and social development, while Qatar University is a key partner in the field of education and research in Qatar.”
Dr al-Derham said the MoU contributes to promoting sustainable development and water security in Qatar and to building national research capacities in the field of energy and water.
"In this context, Qatar University continues in its efforts to strengthen links with industry in line with the national research priorities.”