Foundation Academic Chair Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said

Roosevelt AcademyOmanOasisHis Majesty Sultan Qaboos


Foundation Board


Prof. Dr. R.J. Schotting




Academic Chair at Roosevelt Academy

In the honor of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman and to commemorate His Majesty’s 35-year reign, the Foundation The Netherlands-Sultanate of Oman established the Foundation Sultan Qaboos Academic Chair. The Academic Chair for Quantitative Water Management in Semi-Arid Regions started its operations in September 2007 at the Roosevelt Academy of Utrecht University in Middelburg, the Netherlands. Sponsored by several international organisations and companies the Academic Chair is aimed at the study and teaching of water management as a contribution to the economic diversification and development in the Sultanate of Oman, in close cooperation with and with the full use of the experience of the European Union and the promotion of such cooperation.

The Academic Chair focuses on research related to fundamental hydro(geo)logical problems and on specific problems of (semi-)arid regions. Typical examples are management of seawater intrusion to optimize protection of fresh water resources, industrial groundwater and surface water contamination, re-use of various sorts of water, e.g. for different environmental activities. Since 1 September 2007 Prof. Dr. Ruud Schotting holds the Academic Chair.