The immediate results of the research activities are in terms of contribution to the development of novel modified biomaterials from natural resources for water purification and control systems to enable their targeted and efficient use. The proposed groundwater treatment system has the potential to circumvent the restrictions of contemporary treatment facilities, and have less reliance on expensive infrastructure. Accordingly, the system represents an opportunity for commercialisation both in manufacture, and in the delivery of safe water to businesses, agriculture, and domestic users in Oman within the country’s water resource management targets. Dissemination of research by publication, conferences, and the media will aim to target organisations with an interest in further development, commercialisation, or international infrastructure development.



Authority for Electricity Regulation, Oman (AER
),, AER is the authority responsible for regulating the quality of service, customer bills and efficient operation of Oman’s electricity sector.


Electricity Holding Company SAOC (EHC),, holds government shares in nine companies engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and related water services.


Haya Water,, treats and recycles larger volumes of treated effluent to irrigate parks, public areas and leisure facilities across Muscat.


Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF),, is responsible for all matters relating to agriculture and fisheries.


Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs,, is responsible for protecting the environment and conservation of natural resources.


Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Environment and Water Resources (MRMEWR),, is responsible for providing national health and social welfare for its citizens and for protecting land and water resources.

Nama Group – the holding company grouping state-owned electricity transmission, part of the EHC.


Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP),, is the single buyer of power and water for all IPP/IWPP projects within Oman.


Oman Water Society (OWS),, is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded by professionals working in the government and private sector, who are involved in water management, water supply and water projects. The society’s aim is to create a platform for professionals with an interest in water to exchange ideas, research, discuss challenges, enhance their knowledge and learn about the latest technology in the field.


Oman Water Treatment Company SAOC (OWATCO),, is engaged in the design, engineering and construction of water and wastewater treatment plants and trading of all related equipment..


Public Authority for Electricity & Water (PAEW),, is the regulator for both water and electricity services in Oman. A further role is to encourage the private sector to invest in the construction, ownership, operation, maintenance and development of water and electricity projects.


Rural Areas Electricity Company SAOC (RAECO),, is a government entity structured as a closed Omani joint stock Company registered under the Commercial Companies Law. Its activities include electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply and desalination.


Salalah Sanitary Drainage Services Company (SSDS),, is responsible for building the network to support the assembly and transportation of Salalah’s sewage project.


Supreme Council for Planning (SCP),, is responsible for developing strategies and policies to achieve sustainable development in the Sultanate of Oman.