Egypt Desalination Research Center of Excellence


Main Goal


The Desert Research Center (DRC) established the Egypt Desalination Research Center of Excellence (EDRC) a central coordinating point for water reuse applied research and training activities in Egypt. The EDRC is considered the focal point of the desalination and treatment activities in Egypt. It recently formed the Water Desalination Alliance in Egypt, which gathers partners from academia, industries, endorsers, and NGO. The EDRC contains membrane preparation, fabrication, characterization and performance laboratory units focused on water treatment and has accumulated over 30 years of experience in R&D on water production and water quality.

Prof. Hosam Ahmed Shawky


Prof. Shawky is a professor in water chemistry and got his B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D. in chemistry from the chemistry department faculty of science-Ain Shams University, Egypt. He is the founder of the “Water Desalination & Treatment Unit” at Desert Research Center (DRC). Moreover, he is the founder of the “Water Quality Unit” as a part of the Central laboratories of DRC. he is the founder and director of Egyptian Desalination Research Center of Excellence (EDRC). Since 2020, he is the Vice President for Projects & Research Station at DRC.



5 th Summer School

23rd to 28th September 2023
Ras Sudr- south Sinai

(EDRC) and the Technology and Innovation Commercialization Office (TICO) organize the annual summer school on “Towards Non-conventional Sustainable Water Resources,” which is held in September every year. The summer school focus on sustainable water supply and wastewater management in order to achieve sustainable development in Egypt. It aims to make water supply and wastewater management interesting and put these topics at the forefront of people´s minds. The summer school also provides an open platform for participants from different universities and research institutes to share experiences and exchange ideas for cooperation related to their different fields of water studies.

5th International Water Desalination Conference.

The International Conference on Water Desalination, which is presented by the Center of Excellence of the Desert Research Center, is back after an absence for two years in a row. The conference serves as a global scientific platform where specialists from all Egyptian universities and research institutions as well as those from other nations discuss the most recent methods for sourcing alternative water sources to keep up with sustainable development in line with the 2030 plan.



The Egyptian Desalination Research Center of Excellence (EDRC) regularly hosts training sessions for Egyptian university students in its main laboratories with the goal of preparing graduates for the career path and advancing their expertise in the field of scientific research. The labs have the technology for preparing and characterization nanomaterials. Under the guidance of specialists in the field of scientific research, students receive training.

Lab services

The Egyptian Desalination Research Center of Excellence (EDRC) offers services on some modern and advanced devices in characterizing materials, which help researchers in their studies. The center has devices for studying chemical and physical properties and provides the necessary support for measurement on these devices in order to help all researchers of all different categories. The labs have the technology for characterization nanomaterials. Under the guidance of specialists in the field of scientific research, students receive training.


EDRC presents a group of projects that are characterized by providing services on the ground in many remote places and providing the residents of these areas with water sources. These projects aim to find alternative sources of water. The center offers many studies to raise the efficiency of the outputs of these projects. High in providing research in the field of water desalination.


We are Winning

Within the framework of our activities, we are winning contracts to establish centers of excellence and laboratories in universities and research centers to support industry.

إنشاء محطتى تحلية فى الشلاتين

فى ضوء العديد من الخدمات والانشطه التى يقدمها مركز التميز التابع لمركز بحوث الصحراء تم انجاز محطتى تحلية جديدة بمنطقتى الشلاتين وحلايب…

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