IDA announces Desalination Week in Denia, Spain

Organised by Aqualia in collaboration with the European Consortium MIDES, Desalination Week will be held in Denia between 25-29 November.

The programme is full of activities, with international experts from different universities, research centres, companies and administrations gathering to share their experiences around the current desalination systems used worldwide, and the most innovative approaches to obtain fresh water with low energy consumption and environmental impact will be discussed.

The world’s most advanced desalination systems will also be presented and analysed.

Fermin Jimenez, from the Ministry for Ecological Transition (MITECO), will be one of the speakers participating in Desalination Week. Representatives from the International Desalination Association (IDA) will also be participating in the event.

Helena Montero, technician of the Mancomunidad de los Canales del Taibilla, will present R&D strategies about sustainable desalination. Juan D. Martorell, Head of Desalination in Ibiza and Formentera at the Balearic Water Agency, will also present strategies for a successful implementation of desalination in islands.

During Desalination Week, Aqualia will inaugurate the Desalination Innovation Center, a space where R&D activities are centralised to develop and test innovative sustainable desalination solutions. This Center will cover the entire cycle of the desalination process, and has specific facilities including a control centre and laboratory equipped for sample analysis and process monitoring.

The centre will be inaugurated by Vicente Grimalt, the mayor of Denia.

Recent developments achieved by MIDES and other solutions on sustainable desalination will be presented during Desalination Innovation School, a two-day event where students and other water professionals will share their experiences and analyse novel low-energy and sustainable desalination solutions.