About the Qatar Sustainable Water & Energy Utilization Initiative
Of the water-scarce countries in the world, Qatar ranks fifth: a statistic that conflicts with her vibrant population and expanding industrial base.
Clearly, growth cannot continue unless the water and energy resources and infrastructure are as efficient as possible and, especially, sustainable. Qatar will respond to this challenge. To do so, however, Qatar has to have a core of Qatari-based scientists, engineers and administrators with the scientific and technical know-how.
Short-term solutions are not the answer. Engineers must be trained, sustainable solutions must be researched, remedial procedures must be long-lasting and implementable.
To address the pressing energy and water problems facing Qatar, Texas A&M at Qatar has introduced a major program, designated the Qatar Sustainable Water and Energy Utilization Initiative, or QWE. This initiative will serve the community through a productive working relationship between the energy and industrial sectors and the research and educational institutions.
The QWE is led by Dr. Patrick Linke and Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar. See their biographies »
The Advisory Board
The QWE operates under the guidance of a Qatari advisory board who work closely with the stakeholders to identify and prioritize Qatar’s sustainable water and energy utilization national priorities. See the list of our advisors »
The Qatar Sustainable Water & Energy Utilization Initiative has established strong relationships and partnerships with several authorities, institutions and organizations in Qatar, including:
- QATAR NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM
- THE MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
- THE QATAR FOUNDATION
- QATAR QATAR
- QATAR QATAR QATAR QATAR
- SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK
- GENERAL ELECTRICITY AND WATER CORPORATION
- PETROLEUM FERTILIZER COMPANY CHEMICAL COMPANY PETROLEUM COMPANY