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Securing freshwater resources is one of the formidable challenges of our time. Water security if one of the major security concerns for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Lack of renewable freshwater resources, declining groundwater table, rising cost of energy-intensive desalination processes, climate change impact, and infrastructural challenges pose a significant threat to the social and economic wellbeing of the country. Securing water for current and future generations are of paramount importance. Addressing these challenges through research and development helps to develop clean and efficient technologies, identify new pollutants and methods to deal with them and conserve dwindling groundwater resources.

Desalination Research Group (DRG) is a new launched group under Research Institute of Science and Engineering (RISE) at University of Sharjah that is focusing on enhancing the sustainability of water resources in UAE by providing scientific and technological solutions for energy-efficient water desalination.