KSA honors experts for efforts to conserve water

Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, the Saudi minister of water, environment and agriculture, underlined the importance of the prize in supporting the great efforts made by Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
Updated 11 November 2018
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KSA honors experts for efforts to conserve water

  • The Surface Water Prize went to Dr. Wilfried Brutsaert from Cornell University in the US

JEDDAH: The winners of the eighth edition of the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz International Prize for Water received their awards during a recent ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York. The competition is held under the patronage of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman.
Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli, the Saudi minister of water, environment and agriculture, underlined the importance of the prize in supporting the great efforts made by Saudi Arabia to address and reduce water scarcity.
The Surface Water Prize went to Dr. Wilfried Brutsaert from Cornell University in the US. He developed, demonstrated and validated a new theory that can generate unprecedented estimates of evaporation in the natural landscape, with successful applications in numerous locations.
The Groundwater Prize was awarded to Dr. Martinus Theodorus van Genuchten from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, for developing and applying key theoretical and software tools that describe water flow and contaminant transport in soil and groundwater systems. This has helped to define modern hydrogeology.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

Updated 24 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

  • The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors

RIYADH: The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental issues.

The podcast is an opportunity for people interested in the field of energy to listen to the opinions of specialists in the field, including workers or partners of the center, whether local or international cadres.

The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors through a new platform on the center’s website, allowing visitors to listen to podcast episodes.

The program is working on producing “Kingdom of Energy” episodes on a regular basis. The first episode is now available on the website in English, and another series is to be produced in Arabic.

KAPSARC is a non-profit research center that conducts independent research into global energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental studies. The center seeks to find solutions for the most-effective and productive use of energy to promote economic and social growth locally, regionally and internationally.