Program Announcement



The International Desalination Association (IDA) in collaboration with our Spanish Affiliate AEDyR, and with support from our European Affiliate EDS, are very excited to host the second IDA International Water Reuse and Recycling Conference on June 24-27, 2018, in Valencia, Spain. We are honored to conduct this conference under the patronage of Mrs. Liana Ardiles, Director General for Water, of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food, and Environment.

We must “Make Every Drop Count.” The two-day conference will be a combination of plenary, panel and technical sessions focusing on advanced technologies for water reuse and recycling that will make water available to municipal and industrial users. Presentations will address a number of topics including cutting-edge technologies, direct and indirect potable reuse, non-potable and agricultural reuse, water quality monitoring and control, and advanced technologies for joint desalination and water reuse as well as industrial water reuse and recycling. With the support of Mrs. Ardiles, we have invited clients, potential partners, and public utilities from around the world, and we are confident that many of them will attend.

As you may know, the IDA is the global connector for the desalination and water reuse community. We invite you to not only attend this important conference to learn more about the different technologies, applications, and practices but to also showcase your organization as a sponsor and take advantage of the outstanding networking, growth and business-building opportunities that will be available.





Non-IDA members: $925

IDA members and affiliate members: $800

Space is limited so register now, before the conference sells out! We look forward to seeing you in Valencia!

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About the Program

Panel Discussion Topics will address:

Regulations, Tariffs and Funding for Reuse and Public Acceptance
Role of Water Reuse in the Water-Energy and Food Nexus

Technical Program Sessions will address a number of topics including:

  • cutting- edge technologies
  • direct and indirect potable reuse
  • non-potable and agricultural re-use
  • water quality monitoring and control
  • advanced technologies for joint desalination and water reuse
  • industrial water reuse and recycling


Conference Social Events

Welcome Reception

On Sunday, June 24th, all delegates are invited to check-in and collect conference material in the afternoon and attend the welcome reception at the Melia Valencia hotel.

An Evening at the Palace

Conference delegates will enjoy an evening networking event on Monday, June 25th at one of Spain’s most iconic architectural sites, the Valencia Arts and Sciences Palace designed by renowned Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. The evening will include epicurean delights coupled with a unique cultural performance by regional singers and dancers. Bus transfers to the Palace will leave directly from the Melia Valencia hotel.

Who Should Attend

IDA’s Water Reuse and Recycling Conference: Making Every Drop Count will bring together stakeholders from all parts of the global water reuse industry, including end users (utilities and industries), researchers, consultants, members of academia, manufacturers, and suppliers of complete systems and components including chemicals and materials, as well as representatives from Governmental, Financial, Development and Multilateral Agencies.


Conference Chairmen

  • Mr. Borja Blanco, Spain
  • Dr. Mike Dixon, Canada
  • Dr. Domingo Zarzo, Spain

Technical Program Committee Members

  • Mr. Leon Awerbuch, USA
  • Mr. Antonio Casanas, Spain
  • Mr. Guillaume Clairet, Canada
  • Mr. Sylvain Donnaz, France
  • Dr. Jörg Drewes, Germany
  • Mr. Joan Galtes, Denmark
  • Dr. Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros, France
  • Prof. Maria Kennedy, Netherlands
  • Mr. Ralf Krueger, Germany
  • Ms. Melissa Meeker, USA
  • Mr. Wade Miller, USA
  • Mr. Mehul Patel, USA
  • Mr. Rodrigo Segovia, Spain
  • Mr. Troy Walker, USA
  • Mr. Greg Wetterau, USA



Venue and Hotel

The Meliá Valencia, one of the leading hotels of the city, located in the heart of the center. Nearby you will find exotic botanical gardens, the iconic Palace of Arts and Sciences, beautiful beaches, and the world-renowned port of Valencia.