Wastewater (domestic and industrial) produced in Qatar offers a potentially viable water resource for different reuse options such as non-food related agriculture and industrial activities; these are critical areas of QEERI’s research initiatives. QEERI’s research on Water Quality and Reuse is multidisciplinary involving chemical, biochemical, and microbiological assessments as well as computational modeling to ensure long term sustainability, focusing on:

  • Assessing the components of industrial produced water (from oil and gas sectors) and proposing treatment methods.
  • Assessing the quality of treated wastewater and determining the potential health and environmental impacts based on potential reuse applications (industry, landscaping, etc.)
  • Characterizing Qatar’s drinking and agricultural water resources and proposing ways to minimize any associated health risks, reduce environmental impacts and enhance social responsibility and water conservation.