SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Saudi Arabia faces unique challenges when it comes to water resources due to its arid climate and limited freshwater sources. However, the Kingdom has implemented comprehensive strategies and initiatives to manage, treat, and protect its water resources, promoting sustainability and responsible consumption.
In addressing water scarcity, Saudi Arabia has invested in advanced technologies for desalination, making it a global leader in producing freshwater from seawater. Additionally, the country has adopted efficient irrigation methods, such as drip and spray systems, to optimize agricultural water use. Furthermore, strict regulations and conservation measures have been implemented to ensure responsible water consumption at the individual and industrial levels.
Majmaah University aligns itself with these national efforts by incorporating water conservation practices across its campuses. The university recognizes the importance of sustainable water management and strives to be a responsible steward of this precious resource.
On-campus initiatives at Majmaah University include the use of water-efficient landscaping practices, the implementation of modern irrigation systems, and the promotion of water conservation awareness among students and staff. The university encourages the adoption of responsible water habits, such as fixing leaks promptly, using water-saving appliances, and practicing mindful water use in daily activities.
Furthermore, Majmaah University engages in research and academic programs that focus on water conservation and sustainable water management. The university's commitment to environmental responsibility extends beyond its academic mission to encompass the practical application of sustainable practices in its operations.
Through its various activities and awareness campaigns, Majmaah University plays a vital role in educating its community about the importance of water conservation and the role each individual can play in ensuring the responsible use of this critical resource. By integrating these principles into its operations and fostering a culture of environmental stewardship, Majmaah University contributes to the broader national objectives of sustainable water management in Saudi Arabia.
About the Department and its services:
Water Treatment Process Flow
Quality control of water at the laboratory
Quality control of water at the laboratory includes daily, monthly, and periodic chemical and microbiological tests, in accordance with the specifications of GSO 149/2014. The purpose is to ensure the quality of the water supplied to the various facilities of the university. The laboratory consists of several units that share tasks and activities:
Sample Receiving Unit:
This unit receives samples sent to the laboratory from various locations within the university and the community.
Microbiological Testing Unit:
In this unit, the detection of any microbial contaminants is performed, whether they pose a risk to public health.
Chemical Testing Unit:
This unit conducts various chemical tests on water samples.
On the sidelines of the Environment Week: The Vice President receives the delegation of the branch of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Majmaah Governorate
On the sidelines of the Environment Week and the accompanying exhibition, which was held by the university represented by the General Administration of Occupational Health and Environment in the lobby of the college complex in the university city with the participation of a number of government agencies, associations and associations specialized in the environment, the Vice President of the University, Prof. Dr. Muslim bin Muhammad Al-Dosari, received in his office a delegation of the branch of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Majmaah Governorate.
During his meeting with the delegation, His Excellency the Vice President discussed aspects of cooperation between the university and the Ministry of Environment and Water through the programs offered related to the environment, and discussed the Green University project, which was approved by the university by preparing and monitoring all the needs of this project to start in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Water.
The delegation presented the Vice President with a commemorative shield on the occasion of the university's contribution to integration and supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Environment and Water by activating such events, which aim to contribute to spreading the culture of environmental sustainability, preserving it, and combating desertification in areas within the geographical scope of the university.
At the end of his meeting, the Vice President of the University expressed his thanks and appreciation to the delegation and the Ministry of Environment and Water, appreciating their efforts and role in promoting environmental awareness and protecting and preserving the environment.
The College holds a training course entitled: (Groundwater Detection Methods)
Within the framework of the college's relentless endeavor to serve the local community and the surrounding areas, the Department of Physics, in conjunction with the Community Service and Continuing Education Unit, organized a training course entitled: (Methods of Detecting Groundwater) on Monday, 9/8/1437 AH in the protocol hall of the college, presented by Dr. Mahmoud bin Jaballah Abdel Mawgoud, Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics at the college, and the target group of the course were: (Agriculture Office, Water Unit, Municipal and Rural Affairs in Hotat Sudair), and the course aims to develop the skills of participants in identifying methods of detecting groundwater using satellite images and field geophysical measurements, where the course themes focused on the following:
An important introduction to groundwater, types of water-bearing rocks, and types of underground reservoirs.
Satellite and Remote Sensing Images.
Field measurements using geophysical methods (Near Surface Geophysical Measurements).
Open dialogue for discussions and interventions.
At the beginning, reference was made to the distributions of the proportions of the presence of water on the surface of the earth, then the transition to the types of water-bearing rocks and with the mention of the types of underground reservoirs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including the main reservoirs such as the Wajid aquifer, the Suk reservoir, the Tabuk reservoir, the Minjur and Dhurma reservoir, and the Dammam underground reservoir, as well as secondary aquifers, including, for example, the Hofuf reservoir, Sakaka, and Al-Jawf reservoir.
After that, a set of slides were presented that illustrate the use of satellite images (images of drainage basins and topographic terrain with the direction of water flow, thermal data images from satellites, and photographic radar images using electromagnetic waves).
Models for the use of field measurements by geophysical methods used in the detection of groundwater were also presented, including:
Electric resistivity method: Electric resistivity method
Time domain Electromagnetic method
At the end of the course, the attendees expressed their gratitude and deep thanks to the Deanship of the College for organizing such important and useful courses, and certificates of attendance were distributed to the participants in the course from outside the college.
The University Environment and Occupational Health Department provides water quality control service
Based on the directives of His Excellency the President of the University and with the continuous follow-up of His Excellency the Vice President of the University, the Department of University Environment and Occupational Health has completed the equipping of the water quality control laboratory, which includes many modern devices that support the conduct of chemical and microbial analyzes that support the control of drinking water quality, and the administration thanks colleagues in the General Administration of Operation and Maintenance for their cooperation and support for the public interest.
The Vice President of the University inspects the water purification plant in the university city in Majmaah
Based on the plan of the University Vice Presidency to follow up and inspect all the technical units of the Vice Presidency to ensure that they provide the services entrusted to them as required, and in line with the directives of His Excellency the President of the University - may God protect him - in this regard, His Excellency the Vice President of the University, Dr. Muslim bin Muhammad Al-Dosari, paid an inspection visit to the water purification and treatment plant, and the water laboratory in the university city in Majmaah, where he was received by His Excellency the Director General of Operation and Maintenance, Mr. Othman bin Hamad Al-Issa, and His Excellency the Director General of the Health Department. Professional and Environment Mr. Abdulelah bin Abdullah Al-Mutairi, His Excellency the Assistant Director General of Operation and Maintenance, Eng. Mohammed Al-Abdulkarim, and a number of the work team in these two departments. During the visit, His Excellency the Undersecretary was briefed on the station's units, which are the reverse osmosis unit, the return water purification unit, the station's automatic control unit, and the water quality control laboratory. His Excellency also visited the wild plants nursery located near the water purification plant, where he saw the types of plants in this nursery, and listened to a detailed explanation of these plants. At the end of the visit, His Excellency the Vice President of the University stated that the water purification plant project is one of the university's outstanding achievements, which it was able to achieve - praise be to God - through the concerted efforts of the various parties in it, expressing his happiness for what he saw of the great achievement in this aspect, and in advance his thanks to the working team for this important vital project.
A scientific trip for students of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering to the water desalination plant
A scientific trip for students of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Based on the college's keenness on compatibility and integration between the theoretical and practical aspects in obtaining useful information for students, the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Majmaah University organized, students and faculty members, a scientific student visit to the collected water analysis station in Majmaah Governorate, on 5/2/1437 AH.
The students of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering were briefed on a detailed presentation of the parts of the station and the function of each part of it, and the different stages that wastewater goes through during treatment, to be discharged to the neighboring environment with the least damage to humans, organisms, plants and the environment, where he stressed that it is ensured that the water resulting from treatment contains elements, gases and solids in unconcentrated and harmless quantities, and that it is used in specific agricultural fields so as to provide consumption from groundwater reserves. To be used for drinking and other important purposes. At the end of the scientific visit, the students expressed that it has contributed to enriching their practical experience in the field of desalination plants, their components and the way they work.
The College of Education in Majmaah holds a training course for employees of the Water Branch in Majmaah Governorate
Within the framework of the implementation of the community plan of the College of Education in Majmaah for the year 1437-1438 AH, and based on the college's role in meeting community needs by providing community, training and advisory programs of high standards and distinguished quality, the College of Education in Majmaah, represented by the Vice Deanship for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, held a training course for employees of the Water Branch in Majmaah Governorate entitled: Time Management), on Sunday, 12/7/1438 AH, presented by Dr. Omar Atiyat.