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.
The water sector recognized Abengoa's work and contribution in 2014 at the Global Water Awards
Abengoa was named Water Company of the Year at the Global Water Awards ceremony held in Athens, Greece. This award recognizes the contribution that Abengoa has made to the water sector in 2014 through its projects, research and other initiatives.
The awards committee took into account Abengoa's ability to offer customized solutions for each client, as well as the diversification of its non-desalination assets. The characteristics of the Vista Ridge water transmission project also caught the attention of the committee.
The event will take place in the second half of 2017
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) has selected São Paulo, Brazil as the site for its 2017 World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse. The event will take place in the second half of 2017; specific dates and details about the venue are currently being finalized.
The announcement follows the conclusion of “Water Reuse and Desalination for Latin American Development,” IDA’s first conference in Latin America, which was held in Rio de Janeiro in March.
The program pairs an industry leader within the organization with a member of the association's Young Leaders Program
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) announced the launch of a mentorship program aimed at helping the next generation of leaders advance their knowledge and careers.
Seawater desalination system provides free, clean drinking water to residents and workers in Uribia La Guajira, Colombia
AMPAC USA has supplied the Red Cross Society in Uribia La Guajira, Colombia, with its most recent water purification system. The company designed and fabricated the mobile seawater desalination water maker SWRO100K-LX to help the Red Cross Society workers and local residents have free access to pure drinking water. This project was completed in January 2015 and the latest reports state that the Red Cross Society is satisfied with the results.
AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
The region has experienced a years-long drought
On Kili, a remote, drought-stricken atoll in the Marshall Islands, the region's second permanent solar- and wind-powered water desalination plant is now operational. Earlier this year, a similar plant was installed on Utrik, 400 miles to the north.