Day 5 – Oman 2023 – The day started early with Wetskills excited participants leaving for the Al-Ansab wetlands at 8:00 am in the morning. After a half-hour drive from Sultan Qaboos University, we arrived at the breathtakingly beautiful Al-Ansab wetlands. The staff of Al-Ansab briefed us about the background and biodiversity of animals, birds, and plants in the wetlands. They also shared that they have kept it natural, and there is no human interference.
The staff then took us on a tour of the wetlands and showed us how they treat domestic wastewater. We were amazed to see how the treated wastewater is being used for different purposes, including landscape, agriculture, and industries. This eco-friendly solution is a great example of how we can use our resources in a sustainable way and reduce our impact on the environment.
After the site visit, we had a group photo taken, and the staff presented souvenirs to all the Wetskills participants. We then returned to Sultan Qaboos University and started working on our projects.
The Al-Ansab wetlands was truly an eye-opening experience for all of us. It showed us the importance of preserving our natural resources, and how we can use them sustainably. We learned that even the smallest actions, such as treating wastewater, restoration of wetlands, and promoting biodiversity can have a big impact on the environment.
– Abdul Rehman