The Water Resources Section of CEW-RI participated in the 6th Water Arabia Conference & Exhibition organized by the Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association (SAWEA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and made two research presentations. The Conference was held at Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia during February 11-13, 2020. Dr. Mohammed Benaafi representing the section delivered a talk on the qualitative and quantitative changes of the surface water bodies in Al-Hasa region.
CEW Team comprising of the Dr. Wail Sulaiman Falath (Center Director), Dr. Manikandan, Mr. Ashraf and Mr. Humayun participated in the one day, Environmental forum and Exhibition organized by Saudi Aramco on 23 December 2019 held in Manifa. The forum provided effective platform for both Saudi Aramco employee and Service Providers to share their knowledge and experience on various environmental issues.
Dr. Manikandan in his presentation "Manifa Environmental Management: Historical and Future Perspectives " depicted the success story of Manifa EIA (2006) and Monitoring projects (2010) which was carried out by the Center under various research projects viz: CEW 2338, 2341 and 2342.
A team of researchers, students and dignitaries from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddha visited the Center on 16 January 2020. The main objective of this short visit was to understand the research capabilities of the Center and also to establish research tie ups with KFUPM
Dr. Wail Sulaiman Falath, Director of CEW and Dr. Manikandan.KP, Coordinator, Research Programs participated in a meeting at Red Sea Research Center, KAUST for initiating research collaborations between Center for Environment & Water (CEW), KFUPM and the Red Sea Research Center (RSRC) in KAUST on 14 January 2020.