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A Webinar on Water Sustainability in Arid Regions

November 3rd 2014 (Monday). Register now!

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How fast will direct potable reuse grow?

How fast will direct potable reuse grow?

by Ronan K. McGovern Yesterday, an article in D&WR by GHD engineers was brought to my attention where they compared the costs of seawater desalination, direct potable reuse, indirect potable reuse and a dual-pipe water reuse system. Their conclusion was that direct potable reuse and a dual-pipe system […]

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YLP Webinar: Optimizing Forward Osmosis Applications

Join Dr Nathan Hancock, Senior Director of R&D at Oasys Water, on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, to hear about the future of forward osmosis: 8 am PDT (Los Angeles) 11 am EDT (Boston) 4 pm BST (London) 6 pm AST (Riyadh) 11 pm SGT (Singapore) You can […]

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Why RO membranes are 10 times better than in 1978

Why RO membranes are 10 times better than in 1978

by Ronan K. McGovern In last month’s blog we took a look at the permeability of a wide set of RO membranes on the market to salt and to water. I argued that perhaps the best performance metric for RO membranes was therefore the ratio of these permeabilities. This week I want […]

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A metric for quantifying reverse osmosis membrane performance

by Ronan K. McGovern Inspired by the thinking of Randy Truby and Jim Birkett to find a single figure of merit for seawater RO membranes, I thought I’d see if I could compare the performance of a selection of membranes currently on the market. To begin I plotted […]

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Solar Desalination in the Context of 1 $/W

by Ronan K. McGovern What would it take for photovoltaic driven, reverse osmosis, desalination to become commercially viable on a large scale? As the demand for desalination continues to rise and the cost of solar photovoltaics to fall, this question seems all the more pertinent. Since discussions […]

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Just how big is the seawater desalination market?

by Ronan K. McGovern There is certainly more than one way to value the seawater desalination market from a business standpoint. Considering the economic value of the market to be the value of the freshwater that is produced, a measure of the desalination capacity currently online and the […]

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SIWW Young Water Prize Networking Reception

The IDA Young Leaders program would like to invite you to a networking reception on June 3rd 2014 as part of Singapore International Water Week. This event, with an expected attendance of over 300 young water professionals and employers in the water industry aims to bring together […]

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IDA YLP Webinar: 5 Leadership Qualities a CEO values

Join IDA Director Carlos Cosin, Chairman and CEO of Abengoa Water, on Monday June 30 (Tuesday July 1 in some locations) to hear his experience and advice on building a career in the desalination industry. The webinar will take place at: (Jun 30) 7pm Los Angeles time […]

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IDA YLP at the EDS conference in Limassol, Cyprus

IDA YLP at the EDS conference in Limassol, Cyprus

Visit our booth (number 4) and meet our IDA YLP committee at the EDS exhibition hall, Grand Resort Hotel, Limassol between the 11th and the 14th of May 2014. Also, come join us for a Young Professionals Social Evening, featuring a buffet and cocktails. This event will bring together young professionals […]

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Red Tide and Desalination: Preparation not Panic

by Mike Dixon Many people in desalination have heard of Red Tide Algae, but may not necessarily know a lot of detail on the topic. One thing is certain – experiencing a Red Tide doesn’t always mean you need to push the panic button. If you and […]

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Announcing the YLP Webinar Series

We are excited to announce our inaugural webinar and subsequent quarterly webinar series, which aims to involve YLP members in desalination discussions as well as showcase new technologies and careers in desalination. Taking place on March 28 at 9am USA Pacific, Noon US Eastern, 5pm Central European and 7pm Riyadh, our […]

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Young Professionals Lunch at the AWWA/AMTA Conference/Exhibition in Las Vegas

Young Professionals Lunch at the AWWA/AMTA Conference/Exhibition in Las Vegas

The IDA YLP board invites all desalination students and young professionals to a Young Professionals Lunch at the AWWA/AMTA Conference/Exhibition in Las Vegas. This IDA sponsored event will bring together young professionals and leaders in the desalination industry and take place during the Exhibit Hall lunch on Tuesday, […]

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