Quantitative Water Management
In 2005 the PA International Foundation established and co-funded the Sultan Qaboos Academic Chair for Quantitative Water Management at Utrecht University. Since its founding, Prof. Dr Ruud Schotting continues to substantially contribute to both education and research. He strongly focuses at the innovative ‘bio-sealing’ technology developed with Deltares to help overcome droughts damaging agriculture and causing rapidly increasing shortages of drinking water. Projects, trials and cooperation emerged in several world regions.
The late Sultan Qaboos
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said
The Academic Chair for Quantitative Water Management was named after Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, who passed away on 10 January 2020. In 2014 the Omani Government provided an endowment of 2.5 million Euro.
HM Sultan Qaboos was one of the world’s most unique leaders who turned his vision of peace, progress, humanity, and pride into reality during his 50-years rule.
We feel deeply indebted to have had the privilege and honour to see Oman grow to its position of global prominence and meaning today. May Allah protect his soul and his people.