Membranes and Desalination

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Information and Resources

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Desalination

Useful links

The following links take you to external sites with further information on Membranes and Desalination issues.

IWA Specialist Groups

The Australian Water Association has a close relationship with IWA, both within Australia and internationally. Many of the Australian Water Association's Specialist Networks cover similar areas of the water industry to IWA's Specialist Groups.

Below are links to those Specialist Groups that we feel will be of most relevance to the Membranes & Desalination Specialist network and may provide a more international perspective.

Training information

DOW Water Academy

The Water Academy is an excellent resource for building your technical knowledge, learning new tactics for increasing efficiencies, and discovering best practices for optimizing performance at your facility.

Partner Organisations

American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA)
The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) provides broad opportunities for the exchange of technical, operational and financial information among individuals and organisations interested in membrane technologies. As the leading advocate of membrane processes in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America, AMTA is a strong voice for regulatory and legislative reforms essential to the understanding, acceptance and utilization of membrane technologies.

Fact sheets
The AMTA offers access to their proprietary Fact Sheets, a series of technical papers authored specifically for AMTA by professionals in every field of water treatment expertise. Non AMTA members can get temporary access by providing contact information. Fact Sheets provide information on every aspect of membrane technology, system design, application, operation, and key industry definitions. They include summarised case studies, technical overviews, and information useful to membrane system designers, operators, regulatory agencies, academia, and the general public. Fact Sheets can be used to help educate the public on water treatment technologies and advance the benefits of membrane treatment to improve water quality and expand potential water supplies
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Useful articles
The AMTA also publishes regular articles in their Water Online Guest Column.
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Global Water Intelligence (GWI)
Global Water Intelligence provides market intelligence, news and analysis on the international water industry. Its magazine is published monthly, in print and online, and is widely read by executives and managers at all levels. GWI also publishes four market intelligence reports each year, which provide in-depth data and understanding of specific water sector markets or regions of the world. Other online publications include the desal hub,, and, an online analysis tool.

 At Global Water Intelligence we aim to do two things for our readers:
  •  tell you where your next dollar is coming from by tracking major water projects around the world from conception to contract award
  • discuss with you the emerging trends in the industry to help you formulate strategy in a rapidly changing world

Special Water Desalination Report for members of the Australian Water Association Membranes & Desalination Specialist Network

The GWI Water Desalination Report would like to extend a warm welcome to members of the Australian Water Association Membranes & Desalination Specialist Network, and invite you to sample some of the recent content from Water Desalination Report. Click here to read more.

International Desalination Association (IDA)
The International Desalination Association (IDA) is the world’s leading resource for information and professional development for the global desalination industry – and the only global association focused exclusively on desalination and desalination technologies.

IDA is committed to development and promotion of the appropriate use of desalination and desalination technology globally in water supply, water reuse, water pollution control, water purification, water treatment and other water sciences and technology. IDA carries out this mission by encouraging research, promoting and exchanging communication, disseminating information, and supporting education in the field of desalination and water sciences. A non-profit association, IDA is associated with the United Nations as part of a growing international network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).