Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Research Academy and University of Sharjah have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at implementing an important and unique research project in Sharjah, for the development of reusable treated wastewater from the Sajaa Sewage Treatment Plant. The agreement was signed by Professor Dr. Amr Abdel Hamid, Director of Sharjah Research Academy; Hamid Majul Al Nuaimi, Director of University of Sharjah; and HE Thabit Salem Obaid Al Tarifi, Director General of Sharjah Municipality. This initiative is one of the featured projects in Sharjah to ensure a better future for the emirate and its cities, in addition to the achievement of sustainable development, as per the press statement.
The agreement aims at achieving cooperation among all parties to carry out a project on applied scientific research, in order to discover the best means for the treatment and reuse of sewage and waste-water at Sajaa Plant, Sharjah, in industrial and agricultural fields.
A committee including executives from all three entities has been established to supervise the project implementation stages. The committee comprises Dr. Amr Abdel Hamid and Dr. Mufeed Al-Samurai from Sharjah Research Academy; Dr. Abdullah Shannabelah from Sharjah University; as well as Fatima Al-Thahoori and Fatima Al-Mu’aini from Sharjah Municipality.
Dr Amr Abdel Hamid conveyed that the project reflects the vision of Sharjah leadership and that the project will help overcome some of the challenges faced by the emirate.
Dr Hamid Majul Al Nuaimi said this strategic partnership contributes to the improvement of climatic and environmental conditions and for the duration of the project, data and information will be continuously updated to warrant positive results that serve Sharjah’s future aspirations.
HE Thabit Salem Obaid Al Tarifi affirmed that the municipality is dedicated to accomplishing and implementing initiatives that have a positive impact on Sharjah. The agreement contained the project implementation stages that centred on analysing the Plant’s input and output in specialised laboratories to identify their chemical, biological, and natural properties, comparing the characteristics of the outputs with the specific specifications required for the reuse of treated wastewater in industrial and agricultural fields in Sharjah. Through identifying the scientific and technological means that can be used, further treatment of outputs can be discovered, leading to the possibility of using treated wastewater in different areas.