IDA World Congress
October 9 - October 13
The International Desalination Association (IDA) flagship event returns to Australia. The World Congress will take place October 9 – 13, 2022, in the strikingly beautiful city of Sydney, Australia at the International Convention Center Sydney (ICC Sydney), a spectacular location and state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2016 at the world-famous Darling Harbour.
Supported by the University of Technology Sydney – Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, Australian Water Association, the Government of New South Wales, Sydney Water, Sydney Desalination Plant, UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at University of New South Wales, and the Water Services Association of Australia, the IDA World Congress and exhibition will provide knowledge-sharing and interactive opportunities for participants on a plethora of both technical and business topics, related to the use of desalination and water reuse solutions to ensure a secure water future.
The theme of the IDA World Congress is Charting Resilient Water Solutions. To secure a sustainable future, we need to chart progress toward resilient processes and technologies and build resilient communities. Desalination and Water Reuse provide resilient solutions to efficiently meet the growing demand for water and threats to water security. Despite progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal #6, Water and Sanitation for All, billions of people still lack safe water, sanitation, and handwashing facilities.