Incorporating the IDA Desalination Plants Inventory

Welcome to is a groundbreaking business development and consultancy package from the publishers of Global Water Intelligence in association with IDA. It is revolutionising the ways in which companies work in the desalination sector, by bringing together a powerful set of analytical tools alongside an intuitive user interface.


Search for UF/MF pretreatment installations within desal technologies.
Download the IDA Desalting Inventory – a spreadsheet which catalogues desalination facilities contracted and under construction since 1945, based on over 25 years of annual industry surveys. Previously printed annually in book form by Klaus Wangnick, it was incorporated into DesalData in 2008.
Find planned and online desalination projects, plus desal news from countries worldwide using the zoomable map.
In-depth profiles of over 100 companies operating in the desalination sector
Exclusive profiles of specialist areas of desalination from Global Water Intelligence, plus the first four chapters of Desalination Markets 2010 – a complete reference to the dynamics of desalination industry including technologies, financing, and market drivers. Country profiles are also available to subscribers.
Search for UF/MF pretreatment installations within desal technologies.
How desaldata can help you
In this quarter’s webinar Christopher Gasson gives an updated forecast through to 2018 with a focus on the top 10 desalination markets. Also in this presentation the market drivers are discussed, looking at GDP growth, energy and metal prices and the effect that they have. Finally, there is talk of the need for new technologies to overcome some of the current challenges in the industry and how innovation is opening new markets for desalination.
Be your own consultant – make charts for presentations and get answers from desaldata’s catalogue of over 16,000 plants.

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Latest News 24

24 Apr 2014 Water Services using 33% less energy for reverse osmosis

Source Malta Today 10
Countries Malta 10

The Water Services Corporation has reduced its consumption of energy for the running of its reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plants by 33% in the last ten years. In 2004, the island’s electricity consumption from using RO-based desalination was…

24 Apr 2014 Qatargas showcases new water-saving technology

Source Gulf Times 10
Countries Qatar 10

Qatargas has showcased its new technology through which the country could daily save around 5,000 cubic metres of water or equivalent to the daily water needs of about 20,000 people. The new technological initiatives were showcased by Qatargas…

23 Apr 2014 City Council Approves Study to Develop Desalination Test Plant

Source Kiiitv 10

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, members officially accepted a federal grant and approved spending over $1 million in city funds for a desalination plant pilot study. The study will help determine how and where would be best for…

23 Apr 2014 World’s largest desalination plant goes on stream in Ras Al-Khair

Source Saudi Gazette 10
Countries Saudi Arabia 10

Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah Al-Hussayen commissioned the first phase of world’s largest desalination project here on Tuesday. The plant for production and pumping of desalinated water and generation of electricity is located in the Ras Al-Khair…

22 Apr 2014 Ex-USSR water minister promotes desalination for Crimea

Countries Ukraine 10

Desalination of water from the Azov Sea could be one of the best sources for a water supply to Crimea, recently annexed by the Russian Federation, according to Polad Polad-zade, former USSR minister of water resources and deputy…


21 Apr 2014 North Sound SWRO O&M

Consolidated Water has been awarded a 12-month extension of its O&M contract, in order to give…

21 Apr 2014 Haradh BWRO

NWC is looking for an advisor to assist in the design and procurement of the project.…

21 Apr 2014 Jubail 3

SWCC has received approval from the government to pursue this project. It will now have to…

21 Apr 2014 Shoaiba 2 expansion

SWCC has invited companies to submit bids for the project, which will be owned and operated…

21 Apr 2014 South Dhahran SWRO

NWC has issued a request for proposals from consultants to carry out feasibility studies, assist in…

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