Desalination mentoring programme launched by the IDA

The IDA has launched a mentorship program with the aim of helping the next generation of leaders advance their knowledge and careers...

The International Desalination Association (IDA) has launched a mentorship program with the aim of helping the next generation of leaders advance their knowledge and careers.

The IDA Mentorship Program pairs an established industry leader within IDA with a member of IDA’s Young Leaders Program (YLP).

Each mentor will be assigned to no more than two young professionals and they will contribute up to three hours a month of time sharing their knowledge, advice and guidance. Mentees and mentors are asked to commit to the program for a period of one year.

The first set of mentors comprises: Leon Awerbuch, IDA director and dean of the IDA Desalination Academy and president/CTO of Leading Edge Technologies; Lisa Henthorne, IDA past resident and senior technology officer of Water Standard and Prof. Harvey Winters, Fairleigh-Dickinson University, faculty member of the IDA Desalination Academy and past IDA director.

Patricia A, Burke, secretary general of the IDA, said: “IDA is known around the world for the exceptional depth of knowledge and experience represented by its members and the willingness of these leaders in desalination and water reuse to share their perspectives.

“As the point of connection between people, knowledge and ideas in the global desalination and water reuse community, IDA views this program as a natural extension of the value that we offer.”

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