Desalination for the Environment
Clean Water and Energy

7–11 June 2020
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Palacio de Congresos de Canarias

Supported by


Water and energy are the issues of this millennium. This conference on desalination for the environment will be devoted to advances towards providing fresh water for all, at affordable cost and at economical energy requirements. With limited and depleting natural sources, desalination can supplement some of the critically lacking amounts of water needed for sustainable development. Its place in the water cycle will be discussed. The conference will overview the most recent developments in desalination technology, its cost and extent of application, including socio-economic and environmental issues. It will bring together research scientists, decision makers, managers, design engineers and operators from water companies, industries, government departments, consulting firms, research institutes and universities. The place of industry, research and government decision making in this booming market will be addressed. Why and how desalination should be integrated into the national or regional water management plans, ensuring socio- economic and environmental benefits, will be the focal point of the conference.


  • Feedwater pretreatment for desalination
  • Seawater desalination by reverse osmosis
  • Brackish water desalination
  • Nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration in water treatment processes
  • Forward osmosis
  • Pressure retarded osmosis
  • Removal of specific compounds
  • Membrane performance and maintenance
  • Membrane reuse
  • Fouling
  • Biofilms
  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment of desalinated water
  • Recent developments in desalination
  • Advanced wastewater treatment
  • Renewable energy for desalination
  • Energy
  • Energy recovery technology
  • Thermal seawater desalination
  • Desalination and water in industries: Oil and gas/Mining/Food and beverage
  • Corrosion and scaling
  • Material selection
  • Low-cost water purification for remote and disaster areas
  • Water scarcity and the environment
  • Water resource management
  • Desalination projects, financing schemes
  • Cost of desalination and water treatment
  • Environmental impact considerations
  • Concentrate handling

Conference information

Miriam Balaban, EDS Secretary General,,


The exhibition accompanies the conference and therefore provides an outstanding opportunity for providers of equipment and services in the desalination and wastewater reuse sector to bring their products and services to the attention of a large group of local and international delegates.

Opportunities also exist for sponsors for the exhibition and conference, enabling companies to further promote their image in the sector.

If you wish to exhibit at the conference and exhibition or be a sponsor, please contact
Tracey Nolan-Shaw, Exhibition Director, at Tel. +44 1902 428766

Sponsorship Opportunities

Main Sponsor €25,000Platinum Sponsor €16,000
  • Prominent logo on all announcements
  • Prominence on the conference website
  • FOUR conference registrations
  • Sponsor of the gala dinner
  • 18 sq. m exhibition stand
  • Prominent logo on all announcements
  • Prominence on the conference website
  • THREE conference registrations
  • Sponsor of the three luncheons
  • 12 sq. m exhibition stand
Gold Sponsor €10,000Silver Sponsor €7,500
  • Logo on all announcements
  • TWO conference registrations
  • Sponsor of coffee breaks
  • 12 sq. m exhibition stand
  • Logo on all announcements
  • ONE registration
  • 9 sq. m exhibition stand

Media Partners

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