The Red Sea Development Company and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have launched an international competition that challenges academics, scientists, engineers and the water industry to develop new ideas for managing the disposal of brine as a waste product of water desalination. The ‘Brains for Brine’ initiative seeks to minimize brine discharge and identify opportunities for brine re-use.
Five winners of the competition will present their solutions at Amsterdam International Water Week, where up to three prize winners will be eligible for a first prize of USD 10,000 each. As a longer-term plan, there is the potential for the winners to be supported through angel-investment and other mentoring opportunities, to explore possibilities for the technical and commercial application of their ideas.
Marine Spatial Planning
In partnership with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), we developed a ground-breaking marine spatial planning simulation – utilizing software specially developed in the Kingdom – to assess developmental impact and enhance biodiversity.
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