Welcome to M.Sc. Program
in Desalination Engineering and Water Resources Management (DEWM)
This project aims to provide a M.Sc. Degree in Desalination Engineering and Water Resources Management at Al-Balqa' Applied University/ Al-Huson University College.
"Our water situation forms a strategic challenge that cannot be ignored' .
H.M. King Abdullah II
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan covers a land area of 90,000 km2. Jordan population has increased rapidly from 0.58 millions in 1950 to more than 5.6 millions in 2006, and by 2025, it is projected that its population will reach about 9 millions.
The Jordanian climate is semi-arid where 90% of the country receives an average precipitation of less than 200 mm/year and only 4% of the country's total area receives more than 300mm/year of rain...
The Dead Sea is considered the lowest point on the earth (about 400 meters below sea level). It is a unique ecosystem, has a unique history, with world famous and unique archaeological sites.
The Dead Sea attracts tourists from all over the world and is renowned for medical and health treatments due to its mineral composition, medicinal mud, hot springs and climatic conditions.
The water level of Dead Sea is dropping by one meter every year and reduced from 394 meters below sea level in 1960s to 418 meters below sea level in 2006.
If the Dead Sea is not rescued, a dramatic disaster to the environment and tourist will occur in the area.
Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century. For example Since 1900, world population has doubled and the amount of fresh water used has increased more than six-fold which results in imbalance between required demand and the available resources. Water scarcity is the main problem that faces many countries around the World.
Master programs are supported by state-of-the-art laboratories that are open to all engineering students. These laboratories are managed by qualified and dedicated staff.
The lab equipment is continuously upgraded and updated to ensure that our students are exposed to the most recent and advanced systems. The department also ensures highly accurate and professional testing facilities.
Water desalination technology, which produce potable water from seawater or brackish water, have become important because many regions throughout the world suffer from water shortages caused by the uneven distribution of the natural water supply, climate change, and by increase in water demand for different uses. As drinking water becomes ever more precious, seawater desalination is becoming more important.
Water desalination processes aims to separate feed water into two streams: a fresh-water