Interdisciplinary Research Center for Membranes and Water Security

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Organization profile

Saudi Arabia is one of the largest arid countries without permanent rivers or lakes and is challenged by water scarcity. Water touches every aspect of development and it links with nearly every sustainable development goal. It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems, and is essential and fundamental for life itself. On the other hand, membranes represent an important element that is utilized in numerous industrial sectors, including refining, chemical processing, mining, and most importantly water desalination and waste water treatment. Therefore, long-term strategies for water security as well as the development of sustainable, energy efficient, and inexpensive membrane technologies are urgently required.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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