1. They are tracking COVID-19
  2. 500 types of Omani butterflies
  3. 10th Agriculture Scientific Festival Held
  4. Turkish language at SQU
  5. SQU Hosts Conference on Education& Entrepreneurship
  6. What to Know about Coronaviruses?
  7. SQU to Organize Summer School in Intellectual Property
  8. 1st Biomedical Science Conference Launched
  10. SQU: A Beacon of Light for Research and Innovation
  11. SQU Council Offers Condolences on the Demise of HM Sultan Qaboos
  12. ISTAIM2020 Deliberates Intelligent Healthcare System
  13. SQU, Tawasul Foundation Sign Research Cooperation Program
  14. “Reimagine Teaching to Maximize Student Learning Conference” Held
  15. “Exploring Cultural Intersections” Conference Concludes
  16. SQU organizes Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation
  17. Talk Sheds Light on International Media Landscape and Diplomacy
  18. Conference Deliberates Language, Literature, and Translation
  19. Talk Gives Insights into Cyber Security
  20. CAMS Academician Coedits Volume on Food Interventions for ASD Management
  21. International Bioethics Conference Kicks Off
  22. QAO Hosts Lecture on Corruption in Higher Education
  23. SQU, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute Join Hands
  24. University of Glasgow Seeks Ties with SQU
  25. SQU, Space Communications Technologies Company Sign Cooperation Program
  26. SQU, University of South Carolina Keen to Enhance Ties
  27. SQU, Space Communications Technologies Company Join Hands
  28. NAOV 2020 Kicks Off
  29. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  30. SQU Gears Up for Student Learning Conference
  31. CAMS Offers Course on Mushroom Cultivation
  32. SQU, PAM Joint Committee Meets
  33. Committee Reviews Preparations for Bioethics Conference
  34. SQU Wins Media Proficiency Competition Awards 2019
  35. Korea-Arab Society Official Visits SQU
  36. SQU Celebrates World Arabic Language Day
  37. SQU Celebrates Cultural Day for International Students
  38. Conference on “GCC in the Midst of Global Changes”
  39. Professional Ethics Strategy for Educators Launched
  40. SQU, TRC Join Hands for Oman Research Repository Project
  41. Symposium Highlights AI, Radiomics and Hybrid Imaging
  42. Panel Discussion Sheds Light on Research Chairs’ Activities
  43. Aflatoxins: A Serious Threat to Human Health
  44. Researchers Deliberate on Good Homework Practices
  45. Centre Holds Forum on Governance and HRD
  46. Students’ Documentary Film Wins Third Place
  47. GCC in the Midst of Global Changes Conference Begins
  48. Sarh Al Jaameah Private School Launched
  49. Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Seeks Ties with SQU
  50. Optimizing HIV Awareness and AIDS Prevention
  51. SQU Graduate Wins National Award
  52. Deanship Holds 3 Minutes Thesis Competition
  53. SQU Team Bags Second Prize in Hackathon Competition
  54. Student Group Holds Exhibition on Ottoman Empire
  55. Minister Opens Sarh Al Jaameah Private School at SQU
  56. SQU Provides Course to Military Officers
  57. 1639 Students from Humanities Colleges Awarded Degrees
  58. Zanzibar Minister Visits SQU
  59. SQU, MoH, OMSB Tripartite Committee Meets
  60. SQU Council Approves Master’s Programs in Nursing and Midwifery
  61. SQU Celebrates 49th National Day
  62. Conference Deliberates on Teaching Math in Special Education
  63. New Insights on Harmful Algal Blooms in Sohar Industrial Area
  64. SQU Celebrates 49th National Day
  65. Focus on Kenyan Culture and People
  66. SQU Celebrates 30th Graduation Ceremony of Scientific Colleges
  67. SQU Marks GIS Day
  68. SQU Hosts IGCP Workshop on Diamonds & Recycled Mantle
  69. 1283 Students from Science Colleges Awarded Degrees
  70. Medical and Nursing Graduates Take Oath
  71. International Workshop Focuses on Food and Brain Health
  72. In the Folds of Space Exhibition
  73. SQU, Brno University of Technology to Tie-up on Teaching and Research
  74. SQU Academics Co-edit Book on Traditional Foods
  75. ‘Close-by’: Volunteer Week Activities Kicks off
  76. Graduation Ceremony on 11 and 25 November
  77. SQU holds ‘Inspirers’ Session
  78. Gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  79. Taiwanese University Seeks Ties with SQU
  80. Student Counselling Centre Gets International Accreditation
  81. Iranian Delegation Visits College of Education
  82. SQU Hosts Forum on Remote Sensing and Space Technologies
  83. An Exchange Student at SQU from Faraway Chile
  84. Expert Highlights Growing Importance Cyber Security Jobs
  85. OCCI Research Chair: SQU, OCCI Hold Steering Committee Meeting
  86. PEIE Research Chair: SQU, PEIE Madayn Hold Steering Committee Meeting
  87. SQU Honors 519 Students
  88. SQU Organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  89. SQU Organizes Mazaya Exhibition
  90. SQU Hosts Workshop on Gulf Joint Work
  91. Workshop on Food and Brain Health on 11, 12 November
  92. “Mazaya III” Exhibition Kicks off
  93. Talk Sheds Light on IP Rights and Enforcement in the GCC
  94. Students Highlight Importance of Physics to the Economy
  95. Panel Discussion with Deputy Secretary General of Supreme Council for Planning
  96. SQU, ROLACC Sign Agreement to Set up Anti-corruption Chair
  97. SQU Hosts Panel Discussion on Development Planning
  98. Amal Al-Ismaili Wins Enjoia’t Award
  99. SQU and ITA Renew Agreement on Free and Open Source Software
  100. Conference Highlights Population and Sustainable Development
  101. Researchers Use Zebrafish to Study Human Diseases
  102. SQU, Omantel Sign Partnership Agreement
  103. SQU Hosts Oman Collegiate Programming Contest
  104. SQU Hosts Art Education Conference
  105. College of Nursing Celebrates Mental Health Day
  106. Disabilities Unit Project Launched at SQU
  107. Majors Fair 2019 Showcases Courses of Study
  108. Talk Gives Insight into Global Peace and Security
  109. Art Education Conference Concludes
  110. SQU, Oman Shell Partner to Research Agricultural Development
  111. SQU organizes a workshop on the Future of Computing Programs
  112. SQU Hosts Workshop on Future of Computing Programs 
  113. Graduating Engineers’ Challenges in Job Market Discussed
  114. Abandoned Copper Mine in Lasail Leads to Ground Water Contamination
  115. 13th Muscat Securities Market Forum Kicks Off
  116. SQU Gears Up for GCC Students’ Forum
  117. Lecture Highlights Evolution of Judiciary in Oman
  118. Muscat Securities Market Forum Kicks off
  119. 6th Arab International Child Abuse and Neglect Conference Held
  120. SQU Holds Induction Program for New Employees
  121. VC Receives US Academician
  122. Workshop for Internal Institutional Quality Audit Held
  123. National Bioethics Committee Meets at SQU
  124. ISPCAN International Congress Kicks off
  125. SQU Organizes Orientation Program for Postgraduate Students
  126. DPS Holds Orientation Program for Postgraduate Students
  127. NDC Delegation Received
  128. Trial Platform for Massive Open Online Courses Launched
  129. SQU receives new students
  130. SQU Student Project on 3D Printer Earns Praise
  131. Experts from SQU Come up with Book on Clinical Biochemistry
  132. Recognition for Book on Food and Huntington’s disease
  133. ICT Technologies: SQU, Huawei Sign Letter of Agreement
  134. SQU Receives 3070 Students
  135. Oman’s First CubeSat Project at SQU
  136. International Accreditation for SQU’s LL.B. Program
  137. SQU Celebrates Renaissance Day
  138. Summer School: Exhibition Features 4IR  
  139. SQU, Omantel Join Hands to Foster Innovation in Oman
  140. Honor for SQU Nurse Educator
  141. Research Groups at SQU Serve Oman’s Sustainable Development Goals
  142. Solar Electric Cars: SQU, Nafath Renewable Energy Join Hands
  143. SQU to Offer PhD in Information Systems
  144. Global Honour for CPS Academician
  145. “Young Explorer” Program to Hone Skills of School Students
  146. QS: SQU Ranked 379 Globally
  147. SQU, Oman Equestrian Federation Sign Cooperation Program
  148. CIS Unveils New Systems and Services
  149. Foundation Stone Laid for MEGA Service Station on Campus
  150. Study Proposes Design Framework of Small Private Online Courses
  151. Annual Trip 2019: Students Set Off to Europe
  152. Global Citizen Award for Dr. Khalaf
  153. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi Wins Man Booker Prize 2019
  154. An Engineer’s Reminiscence of the Construction of SQU
  155. SQU, Ministry of Information, PART Joint Committee Meets
  156. ICE Recognition for Civil Engineering Program
  157. “Demo Day 2019” Highlights Final Year Projects
  158. SQU, Armed Forces Medical Services Sign Cooperation Program
  159. SQU Hosts Seminar on Japanese Scholarships for Students
  160. Forum Highlights Role of Islamic Banks
  161. SQU, ‘inma’ Sign Cooperation Program
  162. Researchers Develop Innovative Nanocoatings for Water Desalination
  163. SQU Celebrates the 19th University Day
  164. His Majesty’s Trust Fund for Seven Research Projects
  165. SQU Celebrates Anniversary of His Majesty’s Visit
  166. Abu Dhabi Research Competition: SQU Project Bags Second Place
  167. SQU, Taiwanese University Discuss Ties
  168. Oman FOSS Platform Launched
  169. SQU Council Approves Proposals
  170. Open House of SQU’s Research Centers
  171. Pak University Explores Ties with SQU
  172. SQU, HUAWEI Discuss Long-term Multifaceted Links
  173. SQU to Offer Turkish Language Course
  174. ECE Students Visit Oman Data Park
  175. Emirati Philanthropist Juma Al Majid Visits SQU
  176. Student Group Holds Animal and Veterinary Sciences Forum
  177. SQU Holds Panel Discussion on National Project on Teaching Profession
  178. Students Showcase Skills in Civil & Architectural Engineering
  179. Spotlight on Research Centers’ Accomplishments
  180. 323 Outstanding Students Honored
  181. ECE Dept. Holds Retreat to Discuss Accreditation
  182. Forum Highlights Translation in the Digital Age
  183. SQU Hosts Lecture by Famous MIT Scientist-Entrepreneur
  184. SQU Organizes 2nd Student Research Conference
  185. SQU Holds National Workshop on BA English Program
  186. “Art is for everyone”
  187. Spotlight on Student Research
  188. Forum Discusses Digital Leadership in Information Sector
  189. Vice Chancellor Concludes Visit to Australia
  190. SQU, Jusoor, Orpic Sign Cooperation Program
  191. Conference Focuses on Innovative Approaches in ELT
  192. 8th GCC College Games: SQU Bags Eight Medals
  193. IoT Lab Opened at SQU
  194. Symposium to Promote Research in Mathematical Modelling
  195. 49 Projects on Display at 9th Engineering Forum
  196. Student Group Pilots Aquaculture of Ornamental Fish Variety
  197. Training Workshop on Trade Ideas Kicks Off
  198. SQU Hosts Workshop on Ethics of Research Involving Human Subjects
  199. Occidental of Oman Funds Equipment for SQU’s SERC
  200. Gulf Programming Contest Kicks Off
  201. Student Group Holds Biomedical Science Exhibition
  202. IBA 2019 Contest: SQU Team Bags First Place
  203. Czech Republic Senate President Visits SQU
  204. SQU Hosts Omani Moot Court Competition
  205. Project to Study Aversion Towards Teaching Profession
  206. Czech Senate President Visits SQU
  207. Conference Discusses Reality and Challenges of Student Affairs
  208. New Disease Threatens Citrus Trees in Oman
  209. SQU Staff Authors Biochemistry Lab Manual
  210. SQU, MRMWR Mark World Water Day
  211. SQU, MoAF Joint Committee Meets
  212. Brains Innovation Summits Official Meets VC
  213. AQAS Accreditation for Two Departments
  214. Independent Learning Centre Officially Launched
  215. Wooden Bridge Competition: Students Bring Home Accolades
  216. Conference Discusses Updates in Neurology and Related Fields
  217. Chief Engineer of SQU Project Revisits the University
  218. SQU to Set up Research Centers in Duqm
  219. SQU Organizes LAMAD Forum on Food Technology
  220. ‘Lamad’ Event Showcases Food Technology Research
  221. CoE Holds Symposium on Renewable Energy Systems Technology
  222. College of Nursing Marks International Day of Happiness
  223. Event Sheds Light on Institutional Arbitration
  224. SQU, Ministry of Education Sign Cooperation Program
  225. Researchers Produce Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics System
  226. Business Week Highlights Impact of 4IR on Economy
  227. Zero Emission Campus: Field Survey Ends
  228. Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects
  229. Meaningful Partnership in Islamic Studies
  230. Omanis Strongly Favor Locally Produced Food Products
  231. Oman Mathematics Committee Marks International Day of Mathematics
  232. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi on List for Top Global Literary Award
  233. Engineering Students’ Graduation Project Wins Accolades
  234. SQU, Military Technological College Sign Cooperation Program
  235. Nelson Mandela Remembered
  236. SQU Hosts Forum on Research Projects Funded by HM Trust Fund
  237. SQU Organizes Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects”
  238. Workshop to Hone Jobseekers’ Skills in Port Logistics
  239. SQU Organizes Career & Training Fair 2019
  240. Zero Emission Campus: SQU Partners with German Institute
  241. Turkish Foundation, SQU to Establish Ties
  242. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  243. University of Tübingen Seeks Ties with SQU
  244. 55 Institutions Participate in SQU Career & Training Fair 2019
  245. SQU Hosts 21st ISANH Redox Congress
  246. SQU Organizes Forum on Leadership and Decision Making
  247. SQU Delegation Concludes Its Visit South Africa
  248. SQU, BP Oman Officials Review BP Fund Research Grants
  249. “Standards Vital in Ensuring Quality and Safety”
  250. Forum Highlights Leadership and Decision Making
  251. SQU Hosts International Workshop on Natural Hazards
  252. Cardiff University Seeks Ties with SQU
  253. Poster on Tokophobia Wins Accolades
  254. SQU at Muscat International Book fair
  255. Workshop on Performance Measurement Program
  256. 3rd ICAOG Discusses Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  257. SQU at Muscat Book Fair
  258. ELT Conference on 11 and 12 April
  259. Focus on Floriculture
  260. Mazaya Exhibition Showcases Special Offers for Employees
  261. Tenth Agricultural Festival Launched
  262. Chemical Engineering Forum Held
  263. SQU organizes The 4th Conference of Free and Open Source Software 2019
  264. Student Group Holds Used Book Fair at Muscat City Centre
  265. SQU’s Rebranded Media Identity Turns 1
  266. Efforts to Support FOSS in the Sultanate Hailed
  267. Technical Forum Features Student Projects
  268. FOSSC 2019 Oman Kicks off
  269. SQU Honours 520 Outstanding Students
  270. College of Engineering Receives IAESTE Award
  271. Conference to Highlight Issues Related to Population in the Sultanate
  272. 1st International Conference on Unnamed Vehicle Systems
  273. SQU Hosts IFMSA Regional Meet
  274. “Political Factor is the Top Element that Affects the Price of Oil”
  275. “UVS-Oman 2019” Concludes
  276. Webometrics: SQU Ranked 1353 Globally
  277. Study Chronicles Characteristics of Illicit Drug Users Seeking Detox
  278. SQU Organizes 3rd Media Family Forum
  279. SQU’s Organic Kale Sets an Example
  280. Research Centre Receives German Student Delegation
  281. Agriculture, Fisheries Development: SQU, FAO Sign LoU
  282. Empowering Students in the Foundation Programs
  283. 95 Students Attend Winter Program for School Students
  284. SQU Organizes Technology Camp for Kids
  285. Support for Global Learning
  286. SQU, UW–Eau Claire to Boost Ties
  287. SQU, University of South Australia to Promote Cooperation
  288. SQU Receives Houston-Clear Lake Delegation
  289. University Tower Hall Opened
  290. Independent Learning Centre Workshop Concludes
  291. SQU Tower Hall Launched
  292. Council Approves Name Change of Academic Departments
  293. SQU organizes football championship.
  294. SQU Staff Football Championship Concludes
  295. Green Climate Readiness Support: SQU, FAO Sign LoA
  296. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  297. SQU Honors Turkish Students
  298. SQU holds the 2nd Customer Services Forum
  299. Forum Highlights Digital Transformation of Customer Services
  300. CAMS Workshop Addresses Whitefly Management in Tomato
  301. SQU-Institute of Public Admn. Committee Meets
  302. Information Systems Computer Lab Launched at CEPS
  303. Researchers Present Progress of Internal Grant-Funded Projects
  304. SQU Mobile App Launched
  305. MSF Hosts Workshop on Seafloor Mapping Technique
  306. On-Campus Fuel Station, Shopping Mall Planned
  307. SQU Organizes 5th Alumni Day
  308. 5th Alumni Day Held
  309. Springboard Program: SQU Teams Bring Accolades
  310. SQU Celebrates World Arabic Language Day
  311. SQU Signs Letter of Intent with Salalah Methanol
  312. SQU Holds Training Program in Logistics and Supply Chain in Aviation Sector
  313. SQU, Omantel Joint Committee Meets
  314. Workshop for Internal Audit Panel Members Held
  315. Main Library Organizes (Awalem) Event
  316. CEPS Gets EQUIS Accreditation
  317. Best Sports College Award: New Initiative to Promote Sports
  318. Smoke Emissions from Shinas Copper Mine Due to Sulphide Combustion
  319. SQU, NFRCEC to Tie-up on Research
  320. SQU Hosts 2nd Blockchain Symposium
  321. SQU Hosts MEACR Annual Meet
  322. Dr. Ahmed Al Salman Elected as Fellow of TWAS
  323. Opportunities in Future Technologies
  324. SQU and the GULF 3 International Conference
  325. Need for More Mental Health Services for the Young
  326. Sustainability through Reuse Centre
  327. CAMS Hosts International Workshop on Innovative Marine Management
  328. SQU Celebrates World Soil Day; International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  329. SQU Marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities
  330. Start-ups Should Address Social Problems: Dr. Belgacem Haba
  331. SQU, RAP-Green Sign Cooperation Agreement
  332. SQU Hosts the 4th Science & Technology Exchange Program
  333. SQU organizes the 1st open day for Student exchange
  334. Public Speaking Contest: Student Teams Win Third Place
  335. SQU Academician Wins L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship
  336. Oman’s Trade Potential with IORA Member States
  337. University of Denver Explores Ties with SQU
  338. SQU, Charles University to Boost Ties
  339. “Your University Celebrates” 48th National Day
  340. SQU Celebrates 29th Graduation Ceremony of the Scientific Colleges
  341. Counselling Psychology Conference Kicks Off
  342. Workshop Discusses Outcomes of Mango, Lime Diseases Research
  343. 1303 Students from Scientific Colleges Graduate
  344. Medical and Nursing Graduates Take Oath
  345. Big turnout at “Walk for Your Health” Walkathon
  346. SQU organizes Japan’s open day
  347. Utilizing Drilling Waste in Cement Industry Ensures Sustainability
  348. SQU Celebrates Omani Women’s Day
  349. Growth in Demand for IP Right is a Good Indicator
  350. SQU Hosts Japan Day
  351. Prof. Sabah Bags Qatar Green Research Award
  352. SQU celebrates 29th graduation ceremony (humanities Colleges)
  353. CSD, RMO Holds Workshop on Operational Risk
  354. SQU Wins OER Power Brands 2018 Award
  355. SQU, IDO Holding Sign Research and Innovation Cooperation Program
  356. Conference Highlights Frankincense and Medicinal Plants Research
  357. 1651 Students Receive Their Degrees at Inspiring Graduation Ceremony
  358. Saudi University Explores Ties with SQU
  359. Humanities Students to Celebrate Graduation Today
  360. Daytime Sleepiness Common among Young Omani Drivers
  361. International Award for Dean of College of Education
  362. Omani-French Friendship Association Honors Dr. Kamla Al Busaidi
  363. SQU to Teach Students Values, Rights and Responsibilities as Citizens
  364. Lakehead University Delegation Visits SQU
  365. SQU to Host Middle East Cancer Research Association Meeting
  366. Educational Psychology Faculty Holds Research Forum
  367. Latest developments in research and postgraduate studies highlighted
  368. Spotlight on Oman’s Maritime Heritage
  369. Lakehead University Seeks Ties with SQU
  370. NBC Holds Panel Discussion on Ethics in Research and Publication
  371. SQU Hosts WIPO-Oman Summer School
  372. Muscat Finance Extends Support for Research and Innovation at SQU
  373. ACM-OCPC: SQU Teams Bag First and Third Prizes
  374. Climate Impacts on Water Resources
  375. SQU Organizes Oman Collegiate Programing Contest
  376. 29th Graduation Ceremony on 28 Oct, 11 Nov
  377. Student Group Marks World Food Day 2018
  378. Conference Highlights Trends in Innovative Mathematics Curriculum
  379. SQU This Week
  380. European IT Security Advisor Visits SQU
  381. Award for Excellence in Child Health Nursing
  382. Repeat Migration of bar-tailed godwits wintering at Barr Al Hikman
  383. Conference Stresses on Sport and Sustainable Development
  384. Outstanding Scientist Award for Nurse Educator
  385. Forum Highlights Student Counselling Services
  386. SQU This Week
  387. Forum Highlights Machine Learning in Remote Sensing
  388. New Book Explores Link between Food and Huntington’s disease
  389. Majors Fair 2018: Spotlight on 60 Academic Majors
  390. UNESCO-APCEIU Chief Visits SQU
  391. Oman Does Exceedingly Well in Student Exchange
  392. THE: SQU Enters World’s Top Universities’ List
  393. SQU This Week
  394. SQU Hosts Dinner in Honor of New Staff
  395. CEPS Gets One Step Closer to Accreditation
  396. SQU, NRAA Approve Private Records Management System
  397. Forum Highlights Remote Sensing Applications in Physical Oceanography
  398. SQU, Starcare Hospital Join Hands for Nursing Training, Research
  399. SQU, University of Nizwa Prepare for Conference on Frankincense
  400. SQU This Week
  401. SQU, Oman Munition Production Company Sign Cooperation Program
  402. The Sultanate, Represented by SQU, Joins UNESCO IGCP
  403. Bioethics Committee Discusses International Legislation on Paternity
  404. DPS Holds Orientation Day for New Postgraduate Students 
  405. Career Guidance: SQU, Ooredoo Sign Cooperation Program
  406. Nanotechnology Helps Extend Shelf Life of Local Vegetables
  407. A New Centre for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  408. Student Council Election: Nominations Open on 10 Sept
  409. SQU, ‘be’ah’ Join Hands to Set up Reuse Centre
  410. Experts Lead SQU Training Course on Sustainable Energy
  411. Conference on Frankincense and Medicinal Plants in October
  412. SQU This Week
  413. SQU and Petrofac sign Sponsorship Agreement
  414. Ways to Make Farming More Sustainable
  415. SQU Marks Renaissance Day
  416. Ways to Make Math Fun for Kids
  417. Prerequisites for Significant Learning
  418. Omani Studies Centre Team Visits Brunei
  419. Conference to Address Research Management
  420. Cooperation Program to Promote Date Palm Sector in Oman
  421. SQU, Orpic Sign LoA for Funding Engineering Design Lab
  422. Dead Zones of the Western Arabian Sea
  423. Conference to Address All Aspects of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  424. SQU Gets Patent for New Antimicrobial Formula
  425. SQU Council Approves Center for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  426. SQU Signs Cooperation Agreement with Muscat Securities Market
  427. Information Systems Students ‘Capture’ the Cybersecurity Flag
  428. SQU This Week
  429. SQU, Al Buraimi Solar Energy Systems Sign Cooperation Program
  430. SQU, Oman Oil Marketing Company Sign Sponsorship Agreement
  431. “Anwaar Ramadhan” Exhibition Features Pics of the Past
  432. Association of Arab Universities Executive Council Meets at SQU
  433. CAMS Academic’s Book Deals with Food Microbial Analyses
  434. SQU This Week
  435. Forum on Future Media Discusses Media Sector Challenges
  436. SQU This Week
  437. SQU Hosts Pearl Initiative Award Ceremony
  438. Huge Enthusiasm for Blockchain Technology in Oman
  439. First Phase of Solar Parking Shades Opened
  440. MSF Students Visit Oman Aquarium Project
  441. Nursing Students Urge Evidence-based Maternity Care Practice
  442. Project Examines Population Structures of Spiny Lobster along Oman’s Coastline
  443. Workshop Sheds Light on “Integration of Technology into Nursing Education”
  444. New Patent for Invention based on “Therapeutic Composition for Treating Gangrene”
  445. SQU This Week
  446. HMTF Projects 2018 Announced
  447. 18th SQU Day Celebrated with Grandeur
  448. SQU Signs Research Cooperation Program with OAPGRC
  449. SQU Organizes First Aid Workshop for School Children
  450. New Assessment Unit Facility at CPS
  451. Statistics to become Independent Department at SQU
  452. Dr. Mona Al Said Receives Charles University’s Gold Medal
  453. SQU This Week
  454. ELT Conference Addresses Current Perspectives, Trends and Challenges
  455. Workshop Highlights Nutritional Antioxidants Therapy
  456. Academics Co-edit Volume on Cancer Prevention and Treatments
  457. Power Station and Transmission Lab Opened
  458. Conference Focuses on Law, Economic and Social Transformations
  459. SQU Marks Biomedical Laboratory Science Day
  460. SQU, RUDN University to Boost Ties
  461. Commercially Valuable Bioproducts from Waste Paper
  462. Forum Highlights Role of Information Specialists in Smart Society
  463. IS Department Holds Industry Advisory Board Meeting
  464. SQU This Week
  465. Jordanian NDC Delegation visits SQU
  466. The Earthquake Monitoring Center and Seismic Hazard Studies in the Sultanate
  467. Research Workshops and Training Held
  468. The Story of a Lighting Revolution
  469. Patent for “Method of Making an Ajwa Date-Based Treatment for Snake Envenomation”
  470. SQU Holds the First Students’ Conference for Scientific Research
  471. Engineering Students Projects on Display
  472. SQU Hosts National Conference on Civil & Architectural Engineering
  473. SQU, Ministry Mark World Water Day 2018
  474. Forum Deliberates Business Intelligence and Big Data Analysis
  475. SQU-Ministry of Higher Education Joint Committee Meets
  476. Forum Addresses Soil System as Foundation of Food Security
  477. Framework for Making Oman an Innovation Hub
  478. CETL Official Opening Held
  479. SQU, University of Nizwa to Enhance Ties
  480. SQU This Week
  481. SQU Receives Egyptian Minister of Higher Education
  482. SQU Team Wins Robot Championship
  483. Conference Discusses Risk Management Practices
  484. Institutional Accreditation
  485. SQU This Week
  486. SQU Launches its New Media Identity
  487. Neuroprotective Effects of Plant Extracts
  488. Technical Festival Features 20 ICT Projects
  489. ICT Accessibility: Oman Well-positioned to Continue Playing a Leading Role
  490. SQU Team Makes Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Research
  491. Sensor-activated Taps Most Effective for Saving Water
  492. Study Underscores the Need for Stronger School-University Partnerships
  493. Study Identifies Factors Impeding Entrepreneurial Growth in Oman
  494. OCMB Hosts Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology Conference
  495. SQU Council Approves Master’s Program in Psychological Counselling
  496. Nursing Conference Focuses on Technology and Innovation
  497. Microbial Fuel Cells: A Promising Energy Source
  498. Researcher Prepares Database of Aquatic Plants in Wadis
  499. Blended Learning Approach Can Tackle Transitional Academic Challenges
  500. Medical Research Centre to Focus on Themes Relevant to Oman

Dr. Georges Vachaud is an Emeritus Senior Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris CNRS with expertise in Geostatistics, Hydrogeology, and Hydrology. He was firstly responsible for team at the Institute of mechanics of Grenoble, then at the Laboratory of study in Hydrology and Environment, LTHE. He was also Chargé de mission at the Institute of Sciences of the Universe, and at the National Institute of Ecology and Environment at CNRS, Paris from 1997 to 2008. He served as Director of the Institute of the Environment, European University and Scientific Center, Grenoble and as Head of the “Water-Vietnam” Program MAE-CNRS-VAST, from 1998 to 2005. He is elected member of Academia Europaea (www.ae-info.org). Prof, Vachaud was at SQU recently to participate in the World Water Day 2018 celebrations.

Could you please say a few words about yourself?
The sustainable use of our water resources has always been a domain of strong interest for me. I graduated in Hydraulic Engineering. After completing my doctoral studies, I was recruited in the French Scientific Research Center (www.cnrs.fr) in which I progressively became in charge of research teams involved in water resources managements and environmental issues; I had also several responsibilities at the European level (President of the European Geophysical Society, now European Union of Geosciences), including at the scientific editorial level (editor in chief, Journal of Hydrology) .
My first implication was on the physics of transport processes in the groundwater_soil_plant_atmosphere continuum in connection with agricultural water use and contamination of groundwater by agricultural chemicals (nitrates, pesticides). Later I shifted on urban water use, particularly on the impact on untreated water residuals on the ecological status of rivers in large Asian mega poles (Taipei, Hanoi, HoChiMinh City). More recently my interest moved to climate change and water cycle, including the incidence of droughts and typhoons and the raise of sea water level.
Fresh water scarcity will be a very important challenge for economic and social development, in relation with development of urbanization and agriculture. Could you explain?
The amount of available fresh water is facing a dramatic issue: on one hand all studies related to climate change show that the quantity of rainfall may probably decrease whereas the demand will strongly increase in relation with population growth. At the world scale the water consumption is doubling every 30 years; for the Sultanate, the freshwater availability has dropped from 1300 m3 per capita in 1970 to 300 in 2010 due to population growth; furthermore 85% is consumed in the sector of agriculture with approximately 40% of losses .
How important is “water-food-energy and health nexus” paradigm in dealing with reducing the impact of climate change on the water cycle?
Alternative water resources must be developed to complement natural water resources as mitigation strategies. However we can no more consider the use of resource on the sole basis of physical mass balance (quantity available compared to needs). We must combine it with the possible impacts on health and food production, and with the sustainability of alternative methods, particularly the cost of treatment. The Sultanate has already a leading position with seawater desalinization processes, producing already 40% of the drinking water. An important development could be expected with the reuse of treated urban wastewater effluents, with a very high potential in agricultural irrigation, landscape irrigation and industry. But clearly the risk of microbiological and chemical contamination (particularly new emergent contaminants such as pharmaceutics, hormones, etc.), the cost of energy and the cost of distribution system could be limiting factors. One strong tendency at the European level is to redesign distribution infrastructures in order to have multiple waters quality for multiple purposes and multiple users.
What are the appropriate alternative technologies in agriculture and in fighting seawater intrusion? These are critical for Oman as well.
Besides an optimization of irrigation practices to limit the water losses due to misuse of sprinklers or channels, precision irrigation accounting for the variability of soil and crops could be a valuable alternative. Concerning seawater intrusion, a problem highly critical for the coastline of the Sultanate, the problem results probably of two different effects.
Firstly, in the present situation, an overexploitation of groundwater, yielding in a continuous decrease of the groundwater level and consequently to intrusion of seawater. The alternative irrigation with use of retreated urban water instead of pumped groundwater could be a solution. Another possibility is the creation of an underground non saline water barrier by well injection of residual water produced by treatment plants, but in relation with the available volume of treated water production this could probably be done be only at a local scale.
Secondly, on the long time and probably more critical, the raise of sea level resulting from the increase of temperature with climate change. Since 1990, the observed sea level increased regularly of about 4mm per year; 1/3 is due to thermal expansion of seawater, 2/3 to the melting of polar ice. Predictions resulting from models produced in the frame of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are very pessimistic if there is not a drastic change in emission rates of greenhouse gases, with a possible raise of 1m at the end of the century, resulting essentially form the accelerated melting of polar ice. No alternative technology could be foreseen, since the construction of a dike along the littoral is not imaginable. The only alternative would be the reduction, at the world scale, of gas emissions.


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