ALADYR affiliates to International Desalination Association

The Asociación Latinoamericana de Desalación y Reuse del Agua (ALADYR) has become the newest affiliate organization to join the International Desalination Association (IDA), bringing to 15 the number of regional and association IDA affiliates around the world.

ALADYR was founded in November 2010 during the International Seminar on Desalination held in the city of Antifogasta, Chile. Its mission includes promoting, protecting and developing the engineering, construction, application and development of technologies, equipment and materials for desalination and water materials, as well as promoting knowledge-sharing, education, training and professional development of its members.

ALADYR also organizes conferences and meetings. In November 2013, ALADYR organized, in conjunction with Acquacon, a seminar on Desalination and Water Reuse held in São Paolo, Brazil. The seminar covered such topics as reverse-osmosis systems for both potable and industrial water, and MBR systems for water reuse.

Member companies attending included Degrémont, Acciona Agua, Genesys, Dow Water & Process Solutions, Energy Recovery Inc, Atacama Water & Technology Ltd and Hydro Quality.

Today, ALADYR has more than 70 members. Renato Giani Ramos has been named the ALADyR representative to the IDA board of directors.

Currently vice president of ALADYR, Ramos is technical leader and marketing manager for Dow Water & Process Solutions in Latin America. Renato has more than 16 years of experience in the water market.

The board of directors for ALADYR comprises:

President: Luis Curridor
Vice president: Renato Ramos
Secretary general: José Joaquin Muñoz
Director finance: Mario Gonzalez
Directors: Juan Miguel Pinto, Aurelio Lopez, Jaime Sepúlveda.