IDA redesigns website for online congress booking

The International Desalination Association announced on 27 March 2009 the launch of its redesigned website at It has also opened online registration and hotel reservations for its 2009 World Congress in Dubai.

Says IDA secretary-general Patricia Burke, “Our new website contains even more news and information. We have also simplified navigation and included many robust new features to enhance your experience. We invite you to share your opinions with colleagues in the desalination community through our new blog; get the latest facts and figures about desalination in our online press room; or learn more about benefits of IDA membership.”

By taking advantage of the early registration discount for Dubai up to 15 September 2009, IDA members can save 23% off the regular registration price. Non-members can save approximately 15% off regular registration. Registration can be made at

IDA has secured optimum rates at a variety of nearby hotels, including The Atlantis on the Palm, its headquarters hotel and site of the congress. Details can be found here.

IDA will also soon launch a World Congress microsite featuring comprehensive information about the congress in one easy-to-access location. The site will provide updates on the technical program, plant tours, workshops, tennis and golf tournaments and more.