The International Desalination Association (IDA) was established in 1985 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the development, promotion and appropriate use of desalination technology and water reuse worldwide. Together with its regional affiliates AEDyR, AMTA, EDS, JDA and WSTA and associate affiliates, ADA, InDA, PakDA, and the Chinese Desalination Association, IDA is an alliance of more than 2,000 global industry leaders.
IDA holds a biennial World Congress and exhibition and organizes regional seminars throughout the world. Members receive Desalination & Water Reuse quarterly magazine and IDA News, a bi-monthly newsletter, which examines industry trends and provides information on current events and the activities of regional affiliates. IDA also publishes an annual Membership Directory in addition to “The Desalting Plants Inventory” and “The ABCs of Desalting.” The website provides members with information on membership, publications and events as well as immediate access to the membership and publications database where members can search for other members and download papers from past IDA World Congresses.
Scholarships are provided to graduates pursuing an advanced degree in desalination or a related field, and a newly created foundation enables IDA to support desalination activities that lack sufficient financial resources.
For more information about the International Desalination Association, please contact:
Patricia Burke, Secretary General
International Desalination Association
P.O. Box 387
Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983 USA