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Awards were conferred at the conclusion of the 2013 IDA World Congress
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) announced the recipients of its Best Papers Awards and the Emerging Leaders Achievement Award in Desalination and Water Reuse. The awards were conferred at the conclusion of the 2013 IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, held Oct. 20 to 25 in Tianjin, China.
Five awards for Best Papers are presented at each IDA World Congress following conclusion of the technical program. Selected by the World Congress awards committee, chaired this year by Imad Makhzoumi, awards were conferred in five categories, with each winner receiving a monetary prize of $5,000. The 2013 winners are:
The Emerging Leaders Achievement Award in Desalination and Water Reuse was presented to Miguel Galvez of NBD Nanotechnologies Inc., U.S. This award, which carries a monetary prize of $5,000, was sponsored by IDA’s regional affiliate, Water Desalination Engineering Chapter (WDEC), in support of the Young Leaders Program growth initiative. This award was introduced at the 2011 IDA World Congress in Perth. Australia. It is open to members of the IDA Young Leaders Program and recognizes the recipient’s contribution to the desalination and water reuse industry as well as his or her track record of positive leadership.