Five newcomers voted onto IDA board

Five new faces were elected directly to the board of the International Desalination Association (IDA) for 2013‑15.

The newcomers are: Carlos Cosin from Spanish desalination contractor Abengoa; Johnny Obeid of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies / Sidem; Devesh Sharma, executive vice president of Aquatech International; Men Leong Chew from PUB, the Singapore national water agency; and Youqing Li from China's Harbin ROPV Industry Development Center.

They will be joined later by one member from each of IDA's 14 affiliates, while a new president will be elected at a board meeting at the IDA World Congress in Tianjin, China, which begins on 20 October 2013.

The complete IDA Board of Directors for 2013-2015 is:

Michel Canet - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Guillaume Clairet - H2O Innovation
Carlos Cosin - Abengoa Water
Miguel Angel Sanz - Degrémont
Corrado Sommariva - ILF Consulting Engineers

Latin America/Caribbean
Emilio Gabbrielli - Toray Membrane

Middle East
Zamzam Alrakaf - Ministry of Electricity & Water
Abdullah Al AlShaikh - Saline Water Conversion Corporation
Mohamad Jaroudi - Future Pipe Industries
Fady Juez - Metito Overseas Ltd
Imad Makhzoumi - Future Pipe Industries
Shannon McCarthy - Middle East Desalination Research Center
Johnny Obeid - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies / Sidem

North America
Leon Awerbuch - Leading Edge Technologies Ltd
Lance Johnson - Dow Water & Process Solutions
Devesh Sharma - Aquatech
Rick Stover - Desalitech

Pacific Asia
Men Leong Chew - PUB, Singapore
Gary Crisp - GHD Pty Ltd
Nobuya Fujiwara - Toyobo Co Ltd
Youqing Li - Harbin ROPV Industry Development Center


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