Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020
Award launched to find new solutions for water challenges

Award launched to find new solutions for water challenges

The award has been launched in collaboration with The Research Council (TRC).

Titled, Salalah Award for Sanitary Drainage and Water, the award seeks to encourage analysis students and residents in the sultanate to participate and propose revolutionary solutions to combat the water scenario in the sultanate and in the globe.

Sheikh Eng Ghali bin Ahmed al Meshali, CEO, Salalah Sanitary Drainage Services Company, stated, the initiative seeks to supply a platform for researchers and students. “The award also aims to support and encourage outstanding research initiatives of scientific teams represented by academic researchers, students of higher education institutions, interested and innovators in the sultanate in cooperation with TRC.”

Dr Mohammed bin Nasser al Rawahi, director of strategic analysis programme for water analysis at TRC, stated, “The first round of the Salalah award includes various fields stemming from the reality of water challenges in the sultanate in general and Salalah in particular.”

Elaborating on the circumstances of the award, Dr Rawahi stated, “The participant can be an Omani or a resident not less than 18 years. Applicant should be aware of the issues revolving around the water sector. Interested candidates can register individually or as a team.”

He added, “A team can not have much more than 5 members. The applicant must be ready to supply any supporting info that the jury might request. Participant must submit an original concept and register by way of www.trc.gov.om 

Applicants can register for the award till September 12, 2019, stated Dr Rawahi. “The next phase of the award will be from September 15-19. The examination and acceptance phase of the award will be in accordance with the terms of submission. The third phase will see a workshop for those who have been shortlisted based on the stipulated conditions.”

He added, “Five teams will be shortlisted in the fourth and final stage with the provision of financial support. Candidates will be required to complete work on the models of their innovations and studies until March 2020. The final evaluation and announcement of the winners will be in March or April 2020.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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