Academy Introduction

The IDA Desalination Academy…Inspiring Innovation and Excellence

Welcome to the IDA Desalination Academy, a global institute for higher learning and professional development in all aspects of desalination.

The mission of the IDA Desalination Academy is to provide the highest level of training, education and instruction to individuals, utilities, companies, institutions, universities and other organizations interested in desalination in all its aspects. Our vision is that the IDA Desalination Academy will be the world’s foremost source for professional training and continuing education on desalination and water reuse.

Our faculty of Master Teachers represents the world’s leading authorities in all aspects of desalination, from technology to economics of desalination, plant operations and more. Each of our Master Teachers brings not only deep technical expertise but also extensive experience in the field, so that participants in Academy courses can benefit from their real-world knowledge.

The IDA Desalination Academy curriculum is designed to be comprehensive. As a result, we do not teach a single subject, but rather an aggregation of subjects that span all desalination disciplines. IDA is also actively engaged in pursuing accreditation for all Academy courses.


 “Ultimately, we want each participant to think of him/herself as the inventor of new solutions that will solve next generation water projects. We want him/her to be inspired during the training so that, in addition to acquiring substantive technical information, each individual will be motivated to continue his/her professional growth, contribute to the industry, and excel.”  – Dr. Corrado Sommariva


The IDA Desalination Academy is aimed at mid to senior level management in utilities, suppliers, consultants, plant operation, and contractors. In addition, the Academy offers an introductory desalination course for individuals with 0-1 years of industry experience as a way to broaden knowledge and understanding of desalination and desalination technologies.

To learn more about the IDA Desalination Academy and view the brochure, please click here.  For questions or inquiries on the IDA Academy, please email us at: