IDA launches program for career development

The IDA Mentorship Program pairs an established industry leader within IDA with a member of its Young Leaders Program (YLP). The program is structured to create a close working relationship between the mentor and mentee.

Each mentor will be assigned to no more than two young professionals, and they will contribute up to three hours a month of time sharing their knowledge, advice and guidance over a period of a year.

The first set of mentors are Leon Awerbuch, IDA director and dean of the IDA Desalination Academy and President/CTO of Leading Edge Technologies; Lisa Henthorne, IDA past president and senior technology officer of Water Standard and Prof Harvey Winters, Fairleigh-Dickinson University faculty member of the IDA Desalination Academy and past IDA director.

“IDA is known around the world for the exceptional depth of knowledge and experience represented by its members and the willingness of these leaders in desalination and water reuse to share their perspectives,” said Patricia A, Burke, IDA secretary general.

IDA’s goal is to create a network of mentors from all regions of the world, with fluency in a variety of languages. Anyone interested should contact Ms Burke at