The firm is "looking internally" at integrating solar and wind power solutions into desalination
plants, which are typically highly energy-intensive.
The parties will also discuss development projects related to desalination
technologies and localization of these technologies in the Gulf region, as well as supporting the development of clean energy projects, reduce costs, and exchange information and research among them.
During the programme, Masdar and its partners piloted severak advanced desalination
technologies to help bridge the gap between promising desalination
technologies developed in the lab and solutions ready to be applied in commercial settings.
The president of the Tunisian water desalination
association said the desalination
of water is now mandatory for Tunisia and the Maghreb countries that are experiencing water stress despite the rising cost of non-traditional resources, stressing that the new scientific research is based on means allowing to reduce the desalination
cost of water that remains high since 40% of the cost is destined to the energy used for the desalination
The energy needed for desalination
has been falling for decades as engineers have drastically improved the systems.
has also played a crucial role in the unhindered growth of Singapore, where 25 per cent of the water demand is fulfilled by desalinated water.
Behjat Al Yousuf, Interim Provost, Masdar Institute, said: We are privileged to collaborate with our partners to bring the 9th edition of the International Desalination
Workshop to Abu Dhabi.
The global desalination
sector reached $7,865m across 2011, GMR Data forecast that this figure will reach $12,603m across 2016; equating to a 5-year CAGR of 9.
The Environment Protection and Development Authority in RAK recently held a meeting with the managers of all water desalination
stations in the emirate and told them about the existing laws.
EDS covers all kinds of desalination
technology but reverse osmosis dominates more than half of the installed desalination
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, would create a legal framework for the construction of integrated saltwater desalination
and power plants that could pull water from far offshore.
The new plant in Israel, called Sorek, was finished in late 2013 but is just now ramping up to its full capacity; it will produce 627,000 cubic meters of water daily, providing evidence that such large desalination
facilities are practical.