The International Desalination Association (www.idadesal.org) is a non-profit association that serves more than 2,600 core members in 60 countries and reaches an additional 4,000 affiliate members. Its membership comprises scientists, end-users, engineers, consultants and researchers from governments, corporations and academia. IDA is associated with the United Nations as part of a growing international network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The biennial IDA World Congress is the world’s most anticipated and prestigious desalination and water reuse event. In 2019, the World Congress is coming to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 20-24 October with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) set to host the Congress at the Dubai World Trade Center. The flagship event returns to Dubai after its highly successful 2009 World Congress patronized by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Mak-toum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Dubai, amid preparation for the World Expo 2020, is the epitome of a modern city that recognizes the necessity of pioneering water technology. The leaders of the water industry will converge and connect to develop business opportunities, ex-change ideas, share knowledge about cutting edge technologies and their pro-gress towards a sustainable future. Attended by public and private sector lead-ers, researchers, and academics in the fields of desalination, water reuse, energy, environment and project finance, the Congress will consist of panel discussions, an exceptional technical program, an industry driven exhibition, unparalleled net-working opportunities, and specialized workshops.