Region surrounding municipality of Playas de Rosarito faces water stress
The Secretariat of Infrastructure and Urban Development of the Mexican State of Baja California and the State Commission for Water announced a decision in favor of a consortium consisting of SUEZ, NSC Water and NuWater to design, equip, operate and finance a new desalination plant. The plant will be built in the municipality of Playas de Rosarito, Mexico, and will address the issue of water stress in the region.
Proposals will be accepted for water treatment research, laboratory studies and pilot-scale projects
As part of an ongoing effort to further technological advances related to imbalances between water supply and demand, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced it will seek proposals for research, laboratory studies and pilot-scale projects that target increasing the usable supply of water in the U.S. as part of its Desalination and Water Purification Research (DWPR) Program.
Awards totaled more than $30,000
Awards totaling more than $30,000 were presented at the 2015 International Desalination Assn. (IDA) World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse in San Diego. Six awards at $5,000, each selected by the World Congress Awards Committee, were presented in the following categories:
Emilio Gabbrielli has been active in the IDA since its founding
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) announced that Emilio Gabbrielli has been elected president of the association for the 2015-2017 term.
In addition, IDA announced that Shannon McCarthy, co-founder and a partner of United4Water, has been named first vice president, and Eng. Zamzam Saleh Al-Rakaf, chief engineer and director of design department for desalination projects for the Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait, has been named second vice president.
The new desalination system will produce up to an additional 150,000 gal of water per day
Located in the Pacific Ocean, 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, Catalina Island, Calif., is in the middle of a severe drought with residents and tourists potentially facing a mandatory 50% cutback in water usage. To help alleviate the water shortage, Southern California Edison (SCE) is expanding its desalination plant on the island using GE's advanced desalination technology that will convert seawater into clean drinking water.
The 2015-2017 board of directors will be installed on Sept. 3, 2015
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) named the individuals elected by its membership to serve on the 2015-2017 board of directors, which will be installed on Sept. 3, 2015.
The IDA board of directors for 2015-2017 includes:
The mayor will speak on desalination and water reuse
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) announced that the Honorable Kevin L. Faulconer, mayor of San Diego, has joined the line-up of speakers from around the world for the upcoming IDA World Congress, which takes place Aug. 30 to Sept. 4 in San Diego.
Reclamation’s funding will support almost $13.5 million in research
The Bureau of Reclamation selected nine projects to receive $1.49 million under its Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. Reclamation’s funding will support almost $13.5 million in research.
The plant will use solar energy to recycle salt impaired water into freshwater
HydroRevolution, a California subsidiary of WaterFX, announced plans to build a commercial solar desalination plant in the Panoche Water and Drainage District in California’s Central Valley. Once constructed, the plant will provide a sustainable water source to local water districts by using solar energy to recycle salt impaired water into freshwater. This technology will be the first of its kind in the Central Valley.
The plant will be an expansion of the demonstration plant operated by WaterFX in the Panoche District in 2013.
The event will be held in San Diego, Aug. 30 to Sept. 4
The 2015 International Desalination Assn. (IDA) World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse will take place in San Diego, Aug. 30 to Sept. 4, at the San Diego Convention Center.