VIDEO: Miguel Angel Sanz - My top five changes for the IDA

Oct. 18, 2017
New IDA president Miguel Angel Sanz sets out his priorities to help move the organisation forward...
Miguel Angel Sanz gives his five priorities for the IDA as he takes over as president during a period of transition...

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Miguel Angel Sanz takes over as the new president of the International Desalination Association (IDA) during what could be called a transitionary period for the organisation.

The director of strategic development for treatment infrastructure division of SUEZ takes over from Toray’s Emilio Gabbrielli who has been president for the last two years.

The announcement in the summer of the secretary general position transition sparked an internal disagreement, spilling out from the organisation to its membranes via two emails (watch newscast).

This week in Brazil it was announced that Shannon McCarthy, co-founder of United4Water and formerly at the Middle East Desalination Research Centre (MEDRC), will take up the mantle of SG following Patricia Burke’s 45 year legacy.

A well known figure on the international desalination circuit, Sanz has 34 years of experience in desalination, as well as the drinking water and wastewater fields.

We asked him what his five priorities are to help move the organisation forward. You can hear his answers in the video above.


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Tom Freyberg

Tom Freyberg is an experienced environmental journalist, having worked across a variety of business-to-business titles. Since joining Pennwell in 2010, he has been influential in developing international partnerships for the water brand and has overseen digital developments, including 360 degree video case studies. He has interviewed high level figures, including NYSE CEO’s and Environmental Ministers. A known figure in the global water industry, Tom has chaired and spoken at conferences around the world, from Helsinki, to London and Singapore. An English graduate from Exeter University, Tom completed his PMA journalism training in London.