Delft, The Netherlands, 12 Feb 2015

MEDRC and UNESCO-IHE sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) and the UNESCO-IHE have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two institutions further develop joint initiatives to assist the development of Palestinian water research capacity.

MEDRC and UNESCO-IHE have collaborated for many years in assisting researchers and research projects that focus on the water needs of Gaza and the West bank.

MEDRC supports and facilitates almost thirty research projects annually in the West bank and Gaza in the fields of desalination and water reuse. Both institutions have agreed to develop joint initiatives in the following areas:

  • Collaboration on joint proposal submissions for water research projects
  • Cooperation in the development of joint events and conferences in areas of mutual strengths including desalination, water reuse and water, energy, food security nexus
  • Knowledge exchange and sharing of best practices
  • Joint initiatives to build Palestinian research capacity
  • Initiatives to assisting individual Palestinian researchers.


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