IDA to launch journal on desalination, water reuse

Feb. 20, 2009
The International Desalination Association (IDA) announced plans to launch the IDA Journal on Desalination and Water Reuse, a new publication that will include peer-reviewed articles on the technical and scientific aspects of desalination. The inaugural issue of the Journal will debut at the 2009 World Congress, which takes place November 7-12 in Dubai. It will be co-published for IDA by the American Water Works Association (AWWA)...

• New publication will address technical and scientific aspects of desalination and water reuse

TOPSFIELD, MA, Feb. 17, 2009 -- The International Desalination Association (IDA) announced plans to launch the IDA Journal on Desalination and Water Reuse, a new publication that will include peer-reviewed articles on the technical and scientific aspects of desalination.

The inaugural issue of the Journal will debut at the 2009 World Congress, which takes place November 7-12 in Dubai. It will be co-published for IDA by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), which has a well-established Publishing and Media Group.

"The launch of the IDA Journal reflects IDA's role as the world's leading resource for information about desalination and water reuse. It provides an additional vehicle for fulfilling our mission of promoting the appropriate use of desalination and desalination technologies worldwide by disseminating relevant, timely and accurate information," said Patricia A. Burke, Secretary General of the IDA.

According to Ms. Burke, research has identified a clear need for a scholarly, peer-reviewed publication devoted to desalination and water reuse. "Our goal is to present the industry with technical literature of the highest caliber. We will employ a formal peer review to ensure that the Journal presents readers with literature that has undergone and passed rigorous scrutiny by the world's top industry professionals and scientists."

Monica Joda Baruth, Director of AWWA's Publishing and Media Group, noted that "AWWA is very pleased to be associated with IDA, the world's leading authority in desalination, in this endeavor. Our market research indicates the urgent need for further research, science, and practical application articles on desalination and water reuse. Clearly, there is unprecedented global interest in desalination and water reuse."

The IDA Journal will be available to IDA members as well as to individual and institutional subscribers. It will be published quarterly and made available in both print and electronic formats.

"With desalination becoming an increasingly important part of the solution to the world's water problems, it is critical to provide members of the industry with information about the latest advances and applications, and the science behind the technologies," said Ms. Burke.

For information about the IDA Journal, please contact Leslie Merrill at [email protected].

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

The International Desalination Association is a non-profit association of over 2,000 members in 58 countries. The membership is comprised of scientists, end-users, engineers, consultants and researchers from governments, corporations and academia. IDA is associated with the United Nations as part of a growing international network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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