About Us

IDS

Our Vision

The Israeli Desalination Society (IDS) was established in 1998 by Prof. David Hasson (1926-2023) and Prof. Rafi Semiat, at the center of a very problematic period in terms of water supply in Israel with the aim of promoting the issue of desalination in Israel and around the world.

The desalination industry is a major component of the national resilience of Israel, and IDS works to promote and develop desalination technologies and provide solutions to environmental and regulatory challenges, without any profit or business interest.

IDS organizes annual conferences, each of them is planned to ensure the promotion of desalination & water treatment technologies as sustainable solutions to the water situation in the country.

We are proud of the fact that Israel has become a world desalination & water treatment power. After the construction of 5 large desalination plants that provide about 83% of municipal water consumption, while improving the quality of water and seats for agriculture. To this end, IDS is home to all relevant sectors in the field – from universities and research institutes, industrial bodies, desalination and water treatment plants, to public authorities and government ministries – and engages in public information and media activities to make the environmental and economic aspects of the desalination world accessible to the general public.

IDS is eager to present and share the innovative solutions that are the core of the Israeli water industry, as well as to learn from the experience of others.

IDS is cooperating with IDA, EDS, Aladyr and other parallel associations from around the world, in order to create professional cooperation and knowledge sharing with all desalination & water treatment communities worldwide.

Executive Management

Gal Zohar
Gal Zohar
Executive Chairman
Miriam Brusilovsky
Miriam Brusilovsky
President

Directory Board

Semion Brover
CEO at Sorek Desalination
Alon Tavor
CEO at IDE Technologies Group
Carmit Hagag Ram
Director of Desalination at Mekorot Co.
Leehu Hacohen
CEO at BlueGen
Eyal-Schreiber
Eyal Schreiber
Chairman of the WDA
Shai Dreizin
Shai Dreizin
General Manager ADOM Desalination
Hadas Mamane
Prof. Hadas Mamane
Professor at TAU
Jack Gilron
Prof. Jack Gilron
Professor at BGU
Guy Ramon
Prof. Guy Ramon
Professor at Technion
Prof. Raphael Semiat
Professor at Technion
Slava Freger
Prof. Slava Freger
Professor at Technion
honoring prof. hasson

Desalination Associations Around the World

International Desalination Association
https://idadesal.org/

European Desalination Society 
https://www.edsoc.com/

THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF DESALINATION AND WATER REUSE
https://aedyr.com/en/

Aladyr ‘ LATIN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DESALINATION AND WATER REUSE
https://aladyr.net/en/

CaibDA  Caribbean desalination Association
https://www.caribda.com/

AMTA  American Water Technology Asociation
https://www.amtaorg.com/

IWA International Water Asociation 
https://iwa-network.org/

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