The contribution that membrane desalination and water treatment can make to combating the extreme weather conditions prevalent in the southern United States will provide a focus for the 2013 Annual Conference of the South Central Membrane Association (SCMA).

The event on the theme Water – In The Best of Times, In the Worst Of Times is being held in the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, during 31 July – 2 August 2013.

The SCMA conference theme will focus on membrane technology, theory, and practice, with an emphasis on the extreme weather conditions, their impact and possible solutions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

· Secondary sources
· Conservation
· Integrated water supply approaches
· Case studies of innovative membrane usage in municipal and/or industrial settings.