The International Desalination Association (IDA) has extended until the end of February 2011 its deadline for abstracts for its Desalination Industry Action For Good conference in Portofino, Italy, in May.

IDA secretary general, Pat Burke, says, “Due to an overwhelming amount of requests to submit abstracts, we have extended the deadline to 28 February to accommodate all interested parties.”

The conference, which is being held in cooperation with the European Desalination Society and with the support of Rotary International, is due to take place on 16-18 May 2011. The call for papers can be downloaded from the IDA website.