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IDA is the voice of the global desalination and water reuse community in media around the world. IDA welcomes inquiries from the media and is pleased to be a resource for stories about desalination, water reuse, integrated water management strategies, water resources or related topics.

Desalination by the Numbers

The total number of desalination plants worldwide
More than 99.7 million cubic meters per day, the global capacity of commissioned desalination plants
The number of countries where desalination is practiced
More than 300 million, the number of people around the world who rely on desalinated water for some or all their daily needs

Upcoming events

Upcoming water conferences from around the world

12-14 May 2019

IDA International Conference: Creating Resilient Solutions to Water Needs

Grand Hotel Miramare
Santa Margherita, Italy

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20-24 October 2019

IDA 2019 World Congress on Desalination

Dubai, UAE

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14-17 January 2019

WFES Water Summit – organized by IDA

Abu Dhabi, UAE

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25-1 February 25-March 1, 2019

AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition

New Orleans, LA USA

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12-14 March 2019

WSTA 13th Gulf Water Conference


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