The European Desalination Society (EDS) has published dates for its series of courses for 2012, which will take place in February, April and June.

The first, Membrane Technology,
Process & System Design, will be a 3-day intensive course during 20-22 February 2012 in Genoa, Italy.
 The lecturer will be Mark Wilf.

The seminar topics include practical information about performance and operating conditions of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration technology for brackish and seawater desalting. The program includes introduction to membrane technology, description of commercial membrane elements, illustration of the membrane system design process and overview of systems operation.

Calculations of the investment and operating cost of membrane plants, based on design cases will be illustrated. A section of the seminar is dedicated to the modern microfiltration and ultrafiltration technology applied for treatment of potable water and as a pretreatment of feed water for RO systems.

The other courses listed are:

2-5 April 2012, Genoa, Italy.
 4-day advanced course on Pretreatment, Membrane Fouling and Scaling. Lecturer: Jan C Schippers.

18-20 April 2012, Almeria, Spain.
 3-day course on Desalination with Solar Energy. Lecturers: Julián Blanco, Diego-César Alarcón Padilla,
Guillermo Zaragoza. Special offer for participants in the EDS Barcelona Conference (23‑26 April 2011).

4-6 June 2012, Genoa, Italy. 
Intensive Course on
Ion-Exchange Membrane processes: Their principle and practical applications. 
Lecturer: Heiner Strathmann.

18-19 June 2012 Genoa, Italy. 
2-day intensive course on Thermal Desalination. 
Lecturer: Corrado Sommariva.

20 June 2012 Genoa, Italy. 1-day intensive course on Material Selection in Desalination.
 Lecturer: Corrado Sommariva.

21-22 June, 2012, Genoa, Italy. 
2-day intensive course on Water Management and Economics. 
Lecturer: Corrado Sommariva.