Established over 40 years ago, the International Desalination Association is the leading nonprofit global membership organization dedicated to promoting advanced water treatment by use of desalination, water reuse, and renewable energy technologies. With more than 2,600 core members from 60 countries and 17 regional Affiliate organizations, IDA is the hub of expertise, professional development, education, news and information for the global desalination industry.
IDA is associated with the United Nations as part of a growing international network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
IDA is committed to the development and promotion of the appropriate use of advanced water treatment technologies to promoted water sustainability. IDA carries out this mission by encouraging research, knowledge sharing, creating networks of stakeholders and supporting education in the field of desalination and water sciences.