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.


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
Be your own consultant – make charts for presentations and get answers from desaldata’s catalogue of over 16,000 plants.

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3 May 2015 Solar-Powered Desalination Machine Could Help Drought-Stricken Communities

Source Care2 10

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Jain Irrigation Systems have come up with a method of turning brackish water into drinking water using renewable energy. With parts of the planet running dangerously low on fresh…

30 Apr 2015 Poseidon Water seeking renewable energy sources for Huntington Beach desalination project

Source Water World 10

 In light of an executive order recently issued by California Governor Jerry Brown to establish a greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, Poseidon Water is renewing its commitment to pursue renewable energy…

30 Apr 2015 CPUC Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report on Desalination Project

Source Market Watch 10

After more than three years of extensive analysis, the California Public Utilities Commission released its draft Environmental Impact Report on California American Water’s Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project. The CPUC’s report examines California American Water’s proposed project, which…


Source San Diego 6 10

The $1 billion dollar Carlsbad Desalination Project is nearly completed just as the lingering drought continues to impact California.  The facility is expected to supply up to 10 percent of San Diego county’s water by the end of…

28 Apr 2015 Cathelco acquires French desalination firm Hydro-Electrique Marine

With this acquisition, Cathelco is said to become one of the largest producers of shipboard water treatment systems in Europe. Cathelco managing director Justin Salisbury said: "The new venture will operate under the name of Cathelco HEM, emphasising…

28 Apr 2015 Denmark desalination plan promises to boost Great Southern town’s water supply

Countries Denmark 10

The Water Corporation says it plans to build desalination units before next summer to secure Denmark’s water supply, after the southern Western Australian town’s second driest year ever. The 3.4 kilometre pipeline and reverse desalination units will be…

28 Apr 2015 Hyflux poised for global diversification says chief

Anticipated growth in the global desalination market is expected to help diversify revenue from Asia to the Middle East and African markets for Singapore water company, Hyflux, according to its chief executive Olivia Lum.  Speaking to Water &…

28 Apr 2015 US and Indian researchers bag first prize in desalination contest

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and India’s Jain Irrigations has won first prize in a US government contest to develop a low-cost way to desalinate water in developing countries.  A system developed by Amos Winter,…


9 Apr 2015 Duqm

OPWP aims to begin tendering for a developer by the end of 2015, however capacity levels…

9 Apr 2015 Khasab IWP

OPWP aims to begin tendering for a developer by the end of 2015, however capacity levels…

9 Apr 2015 Salalah 3 IWP

Oman PWP aims to begin tendering for a developer before the end of 2015. Meanwhile, OPWP…

9 Apr 2015 Tuas 3

A design-build (DB) tender is now expected to be launched in May 2015, and the plant…

9 Apr 2015 New northern IWP

A new IWP in the Interconnected Zone of northern Oman (Muscat and surrounding areas) with a…

9 Apr 2015 New Sharqiyah IWP

A new SWRO plant serving the Sharqiyah region, with a capacity in the region of 22,000m3/d.…

8 Apr 2015 Qeshm SWRO (modular)

12 companies have submitted statements of qualification. Pre-qualified companies are expected to be invited to purchase…

2 Apr 2015 Metates

Chesapeake Gold announced on 30 March 2015 that seawater desalination would be considered as a potential…

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