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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29 Sep 2014 Quest for water: Namibia tables offer for water desalination plant

Countries Namibia 10

The Namibian government will buy Areva SA’s R3-billion-dollar water desalination plant in the country, instead of building own water desalination plant, to take ownership of water supplies in the semi-arid Erongo region. Namibia will table an offer to…

28 Sep 2014 Acciona Agua wins $25mn Oman desal plant

Countries Oman 10

Majis Industrial Services has awarded Acciona Agua, in a consortium with Sogex Oman, a $25mn contract for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the desalination plant at Sohar Port in Oman. The agreement is effective for five years,…

26 Sep 2014 CA eyes rules before ‘plunge into desalination’

Source Ut San Diego 10

As California increasingly considers desalination to ease its water shortage, regulators are creating statewide standards to protect marine life from the harmful effects posed by desalination facilities, more than a dozen of which are proposed along the California…

26 Sep 2014 Studies to highlight effects of desalination plants

Source Iol Scitech 10
Countries South Africa 10

Scientists have been asked to investigate whether hyper-salty waste from two new sea water desalination plants could damage or alter the marine environment along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. The studies, to be co-ordinated by the CSIR, are part of…

25 Sep 2014 Solar electrodialysis brings water to off-grid villages

A simple set of solar panels and a battery system connected to an electrodialysis desalination unit could provide fresh water for a typical Indian village according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. …

25 Sep 2014 Desalia starts works on Egypt reverse osmosis plant

Countries Egypt 10

Spain’s Desalia has started site works for a new, 24,000 m³/d seawater reverse osmosis plant west of Alexandria, Egypt near the city of Matrouh.  The plant, which will provide potable water meeting World Health Organization standards, is being…

25 Sep 2014 California slant test gets US$ 1 million grant

Water utility, California American Water, has received a US$1 million grant from the state’s Department of Water Resources to help fund the company’s $4 million planned slant well test.  The test is intended to prove the viability of…

25 Sep 2014 GDF Suez bags Lahmeyer

Countries Germany 10

GDF Suez’ consultancy arm, Tractebel Engineering, has bought Germany-based water and energy consultancy Lahmeyer International from financial investment firm Capiton.  Lahmeyer’s focus is on water, desalination and energy in Africa, Asia and the Middle East where it does…


28 Sep 2014 Punta Gorda new RO, FL

The project is understood to have been postponed after the Southwest Florida Water Management District recommended…

26 Sep 2014 Curtis Island LNG

The project as a whole received environmental approval from the Queensland State Government in September 2013,…

25 Sep 2014 Aguas Chañar SWRO

As of May 2014, the land on which to build the plant had been acquired. The…

25 Sep 2014 Arkansas City BWRO, KS

Engineering firm Burns & McDonnell will oversee pilot testing for four to six months. The client…

25 Sep 2014 Jaffna Peninsula

The ADB has chosen its individual consultant and the feasibility study is underway. After discussing the…

24 Sep 2014 City of Alice

To construct a brackish water desalination facility to serve the City of Alice. The City Council…

23 Sep 2014 Bowen Gas Project

To supply water treatment facilities to treat coal seam gas water produced at the proposed Bowen…

22 Sep 2014 Majis desalination O&M

O&M, with a contract lifespan of five years, and the option of a further two years.

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