Celebrated on March 22 every year, World Water Day has been designated by the United Nation’s General Assembly to highlight water-related issues in the world.
Through this year’s theme, UN is seeking to highlight the importance of jobs in the water sector. The chief guest for the event was Dr Mohammed al Busaidi, head of the North America department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
As part of the celebrations, MEDRC employee Hilmi al Kindi walked for two days from the Barka 1 Desalination Plant to the centre. He was joined for a part of the walk by students from Khouris al Haboos school.
The centre also hosted students from Abu Ayoub al Hadrami school to participate in workshops. The other guests at the event included, Hilal al Sarmi, a Shura Council representative from Seeb, H E Sheikh Ibrahim al Rawahi, Wali of Seeb and Seeb Municipal Council members, Sheikh Yousef Bani Araba and Sheikh Yahya al Amri. Representatives from The Research Council, the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Sultan Qaboos University and Oman Water Society also attended the event. Officials took a tour of the centre and its reverse osmosis desalination plant.