The UAE faces growing water scarcity challenges that require development and implementation of long-term, sustainable, and integrated capacity in water and membrane technologies that are resilient, energy-efficient, environment-friendly and cost-effective. The Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology (CMAT) has been established to meet this need.
CMAT has three objectives: (1) Develop and transfer novel and relevant advanced membrane and water technologies; (2) Develop a sustainable framework for integrated, multidisciplinary research to tackle water challenges in the UAE and GCC; and (3) Support local and regional stakeholders in the water sector through targeted training, capacity building and technology transfer activities.
Our Mission is to undertake multidisciplinary collaborative research to cover the following areas:
To lay the foundation for capacity building in desalination and water in the UAE.
We envision the Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology (CMAT) to be a world leading center with an international collaborative research and development environment focusing on UAE needs.
While desalination technology is becoming increasingly popular as costs come down and demand for water grows, some sociopolitical factors still…Read more