The International Water Association (IWA) and International Desalination Association (IDA) have agreed to cooperate in the coverage of desalination the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 9 – 14 October 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.

“Given the large interest in the subject of desalination globally, in the Asia Pacific region, and Australia, this will be high on the agenda in both the congress sessions as well as the exhibition,” said the associations in a statement.

The IDA and IWA have pledged to combine the strengths of their programmes to focus on desalination with the following elements in Brisbane:
desalination and water reuse route on exhibit floor;
desalination and water reuse pavilion;
congress sessions;
business forum sessions; and
pre and post congress training programme.

The Desalination & Water Reuse coverage will highlight all active in this industry on a special floor plan as well as through the congress app and other media. The IWA will develop a special pavilion on desalination and water reuse highlighting global companies in the industry.

Benefits for IWA and IDA members will include
20% discount on the current regular stand space fee of €455 /m² (€ 360 /m² - no stand construction included);
a discount of about 50% on congress delegate fees;
extensive focus on desalination subject on the floor plan, the congress app, participation in desalination congress sessions, participation in desalination business forums and a member company logo on the IWA event website and in the programme book including a company description.

The IWA Desalination & Water Reuse Pavilion will seek to cluster global companies and institutes active in this this area. The pavilion would include individual units as well as a collective area for presentations and meetings.