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Students and Staff of the Department of Applied Sciences Actively Participated in “Oman Energy and Water Conference and Exhibition” in Muscat

14 May 2018

Dr. Suad Al Kindi, the Head of the Environmental Sciences Section, along with the section’s faculty members Abdallah Abdel-Hafez and Dr. Syed Samiuddin and the students visited the venue a day before the opening to oversee the ongoing preparation of the event.


Environmental sciences section students, from right to left:  Hammad Al –Mawali, Shabeeb Al-Maqbali and Mazin Al-Shuhoumi discussing the achievements and the progress of the section with the conference delegates and visitors.

Environmental Science Section students along with some of the Applied Sciences Department lecturers participated in the Oman Energy and Water Conference and Exhibition that was held recently at the Oman Exhibition and Convention Center under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Taimour bin Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said. The three-day event, themed “Intelligent Management of Energy and Water Systems”, was organised by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (Diam) in conjunction with Oman Expo.


The students Kawther Alsalhi (the right side) and Hasna Al Yahmadi interacting with the conference delegates over the renewable energy status and water desalination issues in Oman.

The students presented three posters on the completed and existing projects carried out by section as well as a brief description of the environmental sciences program. Higher College of Technology, represented by the environmental sciences section students, was the only academic institution participating in the exhibition along with Sultan Qaboos University. 

The posters presented by the students drew a lot of attention by many visitors and stakeholders who were impressed by the uniqueness of the program and its achievements in such a short period of time since its inauguration in 2013.


A conference delegate keenly listening to a synopsis about the section’s research activities.


Conference delegates showing interest to have a mutual collaborative work with the section.

 ​It is worth mentioning that Oman Energy and Water Conference and Exhibition is an international event dedicated to the water and wastewater industry along with power generation, renewable and alternative energy, transmission and distribution-related industries.


Participants of “Oman Energy and Water Conference and Exhibition”

 The participants expressed their gratitude to the Deanship for allowing them to be part in such an eminent event where they had a chance to meet and discuss real issues and solutions pertaining to energy and water challenges and opportunities in Sultanate of Oman.

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