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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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 All desal systems not created equal

GWI’s 2012 Industrial Desalination & Water Reuse report predicted that capital expenditures in ultrapure water (UPW) and seawater and wastewater desalination would grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7 percent for the five years ending…

28 Jul 2014 SAGD has another Desal option

Countries Canada 10

Fresh water is crucial to the production of heavy oil in Alberta, Canada’s oil sands region. However, the region’s steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil producers are under strict regulatory requirements to limit the use of fresh makeup water…

28 Jul 2014 Firms form global ZLD partnership

Suez Environnement, through its Degrémont subsidiary, has become a shareholder of Evatherm, a Swiss-based supplier of evaporator and crystallizer equipment and engineering services with 30 years of experience. The companies have also signed a global partnership agreement under…

28 Jul 2014 RFP issued for Qatar’s largest SWRO

Countries Qatar 10

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), has issued an RFP for the Ras Laffan Industrial Desalinated Water Facility Independent Water Project (IWP). The project consists of a new SWRO plant at Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80km (50…

28 Jul 2014 Parched region uses up groundwater

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of the Colorado River; it is the western US’ lifeline. As the only major river in the southwest, its basin supplies water to 40 million people in seven states, and irrigates four…

28 Jul 2014 US research challenges value of forward osmosis in seawater desalination

Researchers in the US have claimed that forward osmosis desalination of seawater is significantly less energy efficient than reverse osmosis Professor John Lienhard and co-worker Ronan McGovern of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reported that even if…


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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