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.
How desaldata can help you
Be your own consultant – make charts for presentations and get answers from desaldata’s catalogue of over 16,000 plants.

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18 May 2015 Water district approves SWRO term sheet

By a 7-3 vote, Orange County Water District directors have approved a water reliability term sheet with Poseidon Water that establishes a framework for negotiating a final water contract to purchase water from the proposed Huntington Beach Desalination…

18 May 2015 Carlsbad dilution zone explained

In its newly amended Ocean Plan, the California Water Board said that the preferred seawater desal plant concentrate discharge method is “to commingle brine with wastewater (e.g., agricultural, municipal, industrial, power plant cooling water, etc.) that would otherwise…

18 May 2015 Pall to be acquired

Danaher Corporation has announced that it will acquire New York-based Pall Corporation for $13.8 billion. The Washington DC-based Danaher is a global science and technology company whose water-related businesses include ChemTreat, Hach and Trojan Technologies. The offer represents…

18 May 2015 FO+RO energy efficiency to be shown

Last week, the California Energy Commission formally approved $5.7 million in award funding to Porifera to underwrite demonstration tests of the energy efficiency of its forward osmosis (FO) technology at six California companies. According to Porifera CEO Olgica…

18 May 2015 Membrane company seeks funding

In 2011, WDR reviewed an RO membrane design under development by New Mexico-based Aqua Membranes. The company’s spiral-wound RO membrane eliminated traditional woven mesh feed spacers by embossing spacers directly onto the membrane leaves. The design has been…

18 May 2015 People: Bob Yamada

San Diego County Water Authority has promoted Bob Yamada to the position of director of water resources. The appointment will be effective 1 July, and he may be contacted at

18 May 2015 Transition: Bob Nichols

Transition: Bob Nichols, former president of Texas-based Freese and Nichols consulting firm, died on 8 May. He was 88. Mr Nichols had a 67-year career at the company, and had been an active president emeritus from 1992 through…

18 May 2015 No WDR next week

WDR will be taking next week’s US Memorial Day holiday off and will return on Monday, 1 June.


19 May 2015 Monterey Bay Regional Water Project, CA

DeepWater Desal is understood to be preparing a $3 million offering of Series A-1 preferred units…

7 May 2015 Sherman RO expansion, TX

On 6th May 2015, the Texas Water Development Board approved a prioritised shortlist of projects which…

7 May 2015 St. Johns River desal, FL

Of the four firms which submitted statements of qualification in response to the RFQ seeking a…

7 May 2015 Brazosport BWRO, TX

On 6th May 2015, the Texas Water Development Board approved a prioritised shortlist of projects which…

6 May 2015 Charles Meyer Desalination Plant refit, Santa Barbara, CA

The IDE/Kiewit consortium has emerged as the top-ranked bidder for the plant retrofit, with an NPV…

6 May 2015 Richard A. Reynolds Desalination Facility Expansion

Following the release of CH2M Hill’s final design in April 2015, the client has now issued…

6 May 2015 Djibouti SWRO (formerly Doraleh)

A consortium comprising Cabinet Merlin and ILF has been awarded the supervisory contract for the project.…

6 May 2015 Delhi RO plants

The submissions deadline has been extended again to 11 May 2015. Interested parties should have experience…

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