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Hiren D. Ravel honored for professional achievements in the field of desalination and water reuse
The Intl. Desalination Assn. (IDA) announced that Hiren D. Raval of India has been named the recipient of its 2011 IDA Fellowship Award. A scientist at the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Raval will undergo an attachment with the Bureau of Reclamation in the United States, which is the 2011 host agency for the IDA Fellowship Program.
The goal of the award is to facilitate the advancement of global expertise in desalination and water reuse through the exchange of talents, knowledge and skills.
In addition to a monetary award, the program provides recipients with an opportunity to spend time with a host agency—a high-profile public utility or well-respected research organization—working alongside colleagues in the desalination industry, gaining insights into the host agency’s operations, strategies and policies, and ultimately exchanging ideas with the global desalination community following this attachment.
Selection criteria for the program include professional achievements, relevant experience in the field of desalination and water reuse, and the potential to make a significant contribution to desalination and water reuse.