IDA World Congress 2019

IDA is excited to announce that the 2019 World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse has been awarded to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).   The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), recognized globally as a sustainable, innovative world-class utility, will host the Congress.

The IDA World Congress site selection rotates between 5 global regions that include: North America, Pacific & Asia, Middle East & Africa, Europe, Latin America/ Caribbean. Destinations are chosen based on country site inspections, invitation and support by governments and/or our regional affiliates in addition to relevant interest in desalination criteria considerations.

The IDA Site Selection Process for the IDA World Congress 2021 will open in the Fall of 2018.  All inquiries regarding IDA’s site selection process should be submitted to: