Incorporating the IDA Desalination Plants Inventory

Welcome to is a groundbreaking business development and consultancy package from the publishers of Global Water Intelligence in association with IDA. It is revolutionising the ways in which companies work in the desalination sector, by bringing together a powerful set of analytical tools alongside an intuitive user interface.


Download the IDA Desalting Inventory – a spreadsheet which catalogues desalination facilities contracted and under construction since 1945, based on over 25 years of annual industry surveys. Previously printed annually in book form by Klaus Wangnick, it was incorporated into DesalData in 2008.
Find planned and online desalination projects, plus desal news from countries worldwide using the zoomable map.
In-depth profiles of over 100 companies operating in the desalination sector
Exclusive profiles of specialist areas of desalination from Global Water Intelligence, plus the first four chapters of Desalination Markets 2010 – a complete reference to the dynamics of desalination industry including technologies, financing, and market drivers. Country profiles are also available to subscribers.
Search for UF/MF pretreatment installations within desal technologies.
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Be your own consultant – make charts for presentations and get answers from desaldata’s catalogue of over 16,000 plants.

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30 Jul 2014 AGL looks to desalination to create fresh water from Gloucester CSG wells

Countries United Kingdom 10

AGL is proposing to build a desalination plant to allay community concerns about the impact of its Gloucester coal seam gas project on local water resources. The company says the plant will remove salt from water released during…

29 Jul 2014 Carbon sponge could decarbonize desalination

The sponge-like material developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) consists of a 10 cm diameter disc comprising a layer of graphite flakes with a porous carbon foam attached beneath it. The device floats on water where,…

29 Jul 2014 Santa Barbara Council OKs $644,000 to Fund Studies for Desalination Plant Reactivation

Source Noozhawk 10

Santa Barbara’s desalination-facility permit is considered valid, but the California Coastal Commission and other regulatory agencies are requiring environmental studies before the city’s plant can reopen. The Charles E. Meyer Desalination Facility has been on standby status since…

29 Jul 2014 Dow signs Fluor to build new Saudi desalination component factory

Countries Saudi Arabia 10

Fluor will build the plant at Jubail Industrial City II in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province under an engineering, procurement and construction contract. The factory will be the first reverse osmosis manufacturing plant Dow has built outside the US.…

28 Jul 2014 Turner oil detector set for Carlsbad giant desalination plant

Seawater intake has to be monitored for oil because reverse osmosis desalination as planned at Carlsbad is vulnerable to hydrocarbon contamination. The Turner device uses ultra violet fluorescence detection technology which is capable of detecting oil at low…

28 Jul 2014 Sonede feasilibity study in Zaarat complete

Countries Tunisia 10

SONEDE, Tunisia’s National Water Company, has completed a feasibility study for a 100,000 m³/d (26.4 MGD) SWRO plant to be located at Zaarat, near Tunis. The first 50,000 m³/d of capacity is scheduled for mid-2017 startup. The second…

28 Jul 2014 Obituary: Federico G. Echegaray

Fred Echegaray, died in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida hospital on 24 July following a short illness. He was 43. Fred started his water career as a project engineer for USFilter in 1993 and began to focus on desalting…

28 Jul 2014 Job Opportunity: Key Account Manager, Desalination, Sulzer Pumps

Sulzer Pumps Equipment is looking for a Key Account Manager, Desalination with global sales responsibility. Located in one of the major Sulzer locations in Europe, you will define the strategy and develop and deploy adequate plans and actions…


24 Jul 2014 Zaarat

Following the completion of the feasibility studies by Eurostudios/Studi and a multi-stakeholder workshop, SONEDE says it…

23 Jul 2014 Ras Laffan Industrial Desalinated Water Facility IWP

An RFP has been issued, with the deadline for bid submissions set at midday Qatar time…

18 Jul 2014 Cangzhou Bohai New Park

The client has signed an MOU with Shanghai Safbon Water Service, which, if the project is…

16 Jul 2014 North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter, CA

Permits should be approved by Q4 2014. An RFQ will be advertised in early 2015, with…

15 Jul 2014 Khouribga WTP

The winning bidder will be announced in September 2014 once it has been approved by JICA.…

15 Jul 2014 Visakhapatnam steel plant

The last date for submission of EOIs has been extended from 27 June to 18 July…

15 Jul 2014 Vizag mobile RO desal

The deadline for bids has been further extended to 16 July 2014.

15 Jul 2014 Sohar Industrial Port SWRO, stage 2

The deadline for submitting expressions of interest has now passed. A list of qualified bidders is…

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