American Water Works Association (AWWA)

AWWA announces desalination manual


DENVER -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today the publication of AWWA Manual M61, Desalination of Seawater.

As the desalination of seawater becomes an increasingly sought-after alternative for water supply in coastal areas, Desalination of Seawater (M61) provides the essential information that water utility managers and design engineers need to understand desalination and to make informed decisions on everything from planning to treatment plant construction. Topics include treatment technologies, water quality, environmental impacts, residuals management, site development and colocation with existing plants and costs.

Desalination of Seawater (M61) contains best practices in desalination, and was written, reviewed, and approved by worldwide desalination experts, desalination plant owners, and manufacturers of desalination equipment. It is an excellent reference for all utilities considering desalination as a drinking water resource, currently in the planning stages of building a desalination plant, or currently operating a desalination plant.

This new addition to AWWA’s popular Manuals of Water Supply Practices series is available in AWWA’s online bookstore at

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety, and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength, we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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