Initiatives

Our pioneering work dates back to 1976, when the late Amir, His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, turned his long-held vision to advance the state of science and technology in the country, into a reality. KFAS was established as a private non-profit organization and tasked with spearheading the vision, a role it continues to carry out to this day.

Funded by contributions from the Kuwaiti private sector, KFAS has developed and implemented many programs in pursuit of its mission to promote the development of science, education, research and a general scientific culture.

Water Saving & Conservation Pilot Project

April 15, 2017

The State of Kuwait ranks third worldwide in average water consumption per capita with a daily fresh water consumption rate of nearly 500 liters per person, which is twice the consumption rate of Europe. Yet, in water resources, Kuwait is among the poorest countries.

Kuwait relies on sea water desalination as a primary source of fresh water, in spite of its high cost and the need to link it to the electric power grid to produce water steam vital for such a process.

The Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has recently initiated and funded a series of pilot projects aiming at conserving energy and water. These projects seek to raise awareness on the use of proven technologies that reduce waste and depletion of natural resources.