Most Caribbean islands share the same unique challenges. Specifically with regard to providing pure and healthy potable water for their inhabitants, many islands depend largely on desalination. Having similar historical and cultural backgrounds, geographical positions and with low resources combined with high energy costs, the Association was formed to share experiences, information, operational data, technical standards and other resources; work together to improve the quality and quantity of potable water; and lower the costs of production through application of desalination technology and water reuse in the Caribbean.
CaribDA will be a platform for desalination and water reuse owners, designers and operators and others involved or having an interest in desalination and water reuse.
The South Central Membrane Association (SCMA) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1997 as a regional affiliate of the American Membrane Technology Association covering Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Members include operators, suppliers, consultants, regulators and other individuals or companies interested in membrane and water treatment. Our mission is to promote operational excellence and membrane technology for the water industry.
SWMOA is the Southwest Membrane Operators Association – the newest affiliate of the American Membrane Technology Association dedicated to the Southwest United States region including, but not limited to, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada . SWMOA is a membrane operators group that has been formed to provide membrane operators a forum to exchange information, share experiences and knowledge, obtain training and acquire continuing education credits necessary for Operator Certification requirements. SWMOA is an organization that is for membrane operators, run by membrane operators and has been established to meet the technical needs of membrane operators. The number of membrane based treatment plants is growing rapidly in the southwest. With that growth there is a need for an organization dedicated to the education, training and networking of people involved in membrane technology. SWMOA is dedicated to filling that need, with our focus on training membrane plant operators. We also hope to be an information resource for elected officials, utility managers and the public who are using, or considering using, a membrane based treatment plant.
The mission of the Texas Desalination Association (TexasDesal) is to encourage better use of Texas’ water resources through the development of brackish, marine and other saline waters. TexasDesal does this through advocacy and education of state and local decision makers, the public, industry leaders and other stakeholders. TexasDesal was established in 2011 in response to the multi-year drought’s effects on municipal, agricultural and industrial water supplies, including those needed for oil and gas production. The record-breaking heat and fire and drought conditions made it clear that surface water is not sufficient to meet Texas’ growing needs. The state’s historic dependence on that limited supply has become a liability for public safety and economic prosperity. Texas has to create new water supplies, and the obvious source is below our feet and in the Gulf.