One of the top issues facing the world today is a pressing need for a sustainable supply of fresh, clean water, especially in the face of a burgeoning global population and booming economies. With that in mind, Latin America will host the World Congress on Water Reuse and Desalination, under the banner of the International Desalination Association (IDA), for the first time. The Congress will take place at the Sheraton World Trade Centre in São Paolo, Brazil from October 15-20. 2017.
Universally considered the leading global event on water reuse and desalination, the Congress is held biennially and showcases a world-class Exhibition, plant tours, an encyclopaedic four-day Technical Program and opportunities to network in various events during World Congress week. Delegates from the public and private sectors around the world – industry leaders from all areas ranging from academics, consultants, technology developers and end-users – would be in attendance. This year, an estimated 1,200 delegates are predicted to join the assembly in São Paolo. To date, 40 countries have offered roughly 350 hypotheses for the technical program and other proposals will be presented in the Congress’ Innovation Theatre.
Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel. Photo credit: galaphotos.com
The theme of the 2017 World Congress, ‘Ensure Your Water Future,’ highlights the significance of water reuse and desalination in dealing with the challenges associated with water globally. The World Congress gives delegates from around the world with an ideal and unparalleled platform to gather information and knowledge, and the endless opportunities Latin America as well as the rest of the world offer.
Various conferences will be devoted to local success stories submitting how water reuse and desalination have aided the development of main Latin American economic sectors and, furthermore, the IDA is facilitating a succession of panel discussions in order to encourage knowledge sharing. Other talks will centre around water governance, policy and financial challenges; water reuse and desalination in an industrialized setting; advanced and emerging technologies; water reuse procedures; and desalination, renewable energy, and the environment.
The IDA World Congress 2017, “Ensure Your Water Future” Photo credit: IDA – International Desalination Association
For years, Brazil has been one of the main consumers of water reuse and desalination technology, and they have a marked high interest in the industry. There, the possibility of growth in the use of water technologies is colossal.
Source: International Desalination Association