The German non-profit organization Deutsche Meerwasser Entsalzung (DME) is to make available the results of the first two-year phase of its Global Desalination Roadmap project (GDR).

DME set up a multinational network of professionals from the academic and business field to structure and execute the first phase of the GDR.

More than 230,000 desalination publications since 1985 have been screened and reviewed, in particular international patents and science reports in the English, Chinese and German languages. DME says that the data collection is a unique and up-to-date database of “unsurpassed dimension” enabling historic and regional clustering by desalination technology as well as identification of the major international innovation centers in desalination worldwide.

The organization says that GDR is an important guidance tool for policy-makers, industry and the academic world regarding decision-making with competence for fundamental and applied research funding in the desalination industry.

Interested organizations have been invited to pre-register via [email protected] and request a printed version.